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Panoan languages and linguistics. (Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 99)

Show simple item record Fleck, David W. (David William), 1969- 2013-10-15T14:59:39Z 2013-10-15T14:59:39Z 2013-10-10
dc.identifier.isbn 0985201622
dc.identifier.isbn 9780985201623
dc.description 112 pages : map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract Knowledge of Panoan languages and linguistics has increased significantly over the last several decades. The present paper draws upon this new information to produce a current internal classification of all the extant and extinct languages in the Panoan family based on lexical, phonological, and grammatical comparisons. This classification pays special attention to distinguishing dialects from independent languages and to mismatches that exist between linguistically defined languages and socially defined ethnic groups. An evaluation of previously proposed genetic relations to other language families is followed by a discussion of lexical borrowing and possible areal diffusion of grammatical features from and into neighboring non-Panoan languages and Kechua. The history of Panoan linguistics is chronicled from the first Jesuit and Franciscan vocabularies to the most recent contributions, and priorities for future research are suggested. A typological overview of Panoan phonology, morphology, and syntax is provided along with descriptions of some of the extraordinary linguistic features found in the family. Name taboos, postmortem word taboos, in-law avoidance languages, trade languages, ceremonial languages, and other ethnolinguistic phenomena found in the Panoan family are also discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 99. en_US
dc.subject Panoan languages. en_US
dc.subject Indians of South America. en_US
dc.subject Comparative linguistics. en_US
dc.subject Amazon River Region. en_US
dc.title Panoan languages and linguistics. (Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 99) en_US

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    The Anthropological Papers, published continuously since 1907, are monographic volumes that include some of the great ethnographies of the 20th century, particularly on North American Indians. Several illustrious anthropologists published their work in the Anthropological Papers, as well as many past and present curators of the AMNH Division of Anthropology. Prior to 1930, large special reports were published in the Memoirs.

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