Download PDF by Ineke Smeets: A Grammar of Mapuche (Mouton Grammar Library [Mgl])

By Ineke Smeets

ISBN-10: 3110195585

ISBN-13: 9783110195583

Mapuche is the language of the Mapuche (or Araucanians), the indigenous population of imperative Chile. it truly is spoken by way of approximately 400,000 humans in Chile and 40,000 in Argentina. the connection with different Amerindian languages has now not but been verified. Mapuche is a hugely agglutinative language with a fancy verbal morphology. This publication bargains a accomplished and designated description of the Mapuche language. It incorporates a grammar (phonology, morphology and syntax), a suite of texts (stories, conversations and songs) and a Mapuche-English dictionary. The abundance of examples either within the grammar and the dictionary makes for a full of life description of the language so that it will be of curiosity not just to those that perform Amerindian linguistics but in addition to these attracted to language idea and language typology.

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