Ineke Smeets's A Grammar of Mapuche (Mouton Grammar Library [Mgl]) PDF

By Ineke Smeets

Mapuche is the language of the Mapuche (or Araucanians), the indigenous population of primary Chile. it truly is spoken by means of approximately 400,000 humans in Chile and 40,000 in Argentina. the connection with different Amerindian languages has now not but been proven. Mapuche is a hugely agglutinative language with a fancy verbal morphology. This publication bargains a entire and certain 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 in order to be of curiosity not just to people who perform Amerindian linguistics but additionally to these attracted to language thought and language typology.

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