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This quantity specializes in observe formation tactics in smaller and up to now underrepresented indigenous languages of South the United States. the knowledge for the analyses were often gathered within the box by means of the authors. the different language households defined right here, between them Arawakan, Takanan, and Guaycuruan, in addition to language isolates, corresponding to Yurakaré, Kalapalo and Cholón, replicate the linguistic variety of South the USA. both varied are the subjects addressed, when it comes to notice formation strategies like reduplication, nominal and verbal compounding, clitic compounding, and incorporation. the normal notions of the strategies are mentioned seriously with recognize to their implementation in minor indigenous languages. The booklet is hence not just of curiosity to readers with an Amerindian heritage but additionally to typologists and ancient linguists, and it's a complement to extra theory-driven methods to language and linguistics.

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