1887
Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN 2210-2116
  • E-ISSN: 2210-2124
USD
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes

Abstract

This article describes the evolution of past/perfective subject-verb agreement morphology in the Tukanoan family, reconstructing relevant aspects of Proto-Tukanoan verbal morphology and delineating the subsequent diachronic development of verbal subject agreement morphology in the Eastern branch of the family. We argue that suffixes that cumulatively expone past/perfective and person, number, and gender () subject agreement resulted from the fusion of post-verbal demonstratives/pronouns expressing information with suffixes expressing past/perfective information. We propose that different agreement categories developed at successive stages in the diversification of the family, with third person masculine singular subject agreement emerging before other categories, followed by animate plural agreement, then finally by the development of third person feminine agreement. The result in Eastern Tukanoan was a cross-linguistically unusual agreement system that contrasts four agreement categories: (i) first and second person singular and third person inanimate (singular and plural); (ii) third person animate masculine singular; (iii) third person animate feminine singular; and (iv) third animate plural.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1075/jhl.16024.cha
2018-07-20
2019-12-05
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

References

  1. Bruil, Martine
    2014Clause-Typing and Evidentiality in Ecuadorian Siona. Utrecht: LOT.
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Chacon, Thiago Costa
    2012 The Phonology and Morphology of Kubeo: The Documentation, Theory and Description of an Amazonian Language. University of Hawai‘i, ManoaPhD dissertation.
  3. 2014a A Revised Proposal of Proto-Tukanoan Consonants and Tukanoan Family Classification. International Journal of American Linguistics80:3.275–322.10.1086/676393
    https://doi.org/10.1086/676393 [Google Scholar]
  4. 2014b Indexação Verbo-Sujeito nas línguas Tukáno. Revista Brasileira de Linguística Antropológica6:1.239–268.
    [Google Scholar]
  5. 2015 The Reconstruction of Laryngealization in Proto-Tukanoan. The Phonetics and Phonology of Laryngeal Features in Native American Languagesed. by Heriberto Avelino , Matt Coler & W. Leo Wetzels , 258–285. Leiden: Brill.
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Chacon, Thiago Costa & J. M. List
    2016 Improved Computational Models of Sound Change Shed Light on the History of the Tukanoan Languages. Journal of Language Relationships13.177–203.
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Cook, Dorothy & Linda Criswell
    1993El idioma koreguaje (tucano occidental). Bogotá: Asociación Instituto Lingüístico de Verano.
    [Google Scholar]
  8. Eraso, Natalia
    2014 Grammaire de la langue Tanimuka, Amazonie Colombienne. Université Lumière Lyon2Ph.D dissertation.
  9. Farmer, Stephanie
    2012The Effects of Low Tone Tonogenesis on the Prosodic System of Máíjɨqui. Paper presented atthe SSILA 2012 Annual Meeting, Portland, January 5–8, 2012.
    [Google Scholar]
  10. 2015 Establishing Reference in Máíhɨ̃ki. University of California, BerkeleyPhD dissertation.
  11. Gomez-Imbert, Elsa , & Stephen Hugh-Jones
    2000 Introducción al estudio de las lenguas del Piraparaná (Vaupes). Lenguas indígenas de Colombia: Una visión descriptivaed. by Maria Stella González de Pérez & Maria Luisa Rodríguez de Montes , 321–356. Bogotá: Instituto Caro y Cuervo.
    [Google Scholar]
  12. Guillot, Céline
    2015 From Old French and Middle French to Contemporary French. Manual of Deixis in Romance Languagesed. by Konstanze Jungbluth and Federica Da Milano , 546–568. Mouton de Gruyter.10.1515/9783110317732‑028
    https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110317732-028 [Google Scholar]
  13. Johnson, Orville & Stephen Levinsohn
    1990 Gramática secoya. Cuadernos Etnolingüísticos, Vol. 11 . Quito: Instituto Linguístico de Verano.
    [Google Scholar]
  14. Jones, Wendell & Paula Jones
    1991Barasano Syntax. (= Studies in the Languages of Colombia, 2.) Dallas: The Summer Institute & University of Texas at Arlington.
    [Google Scholar]
  15. Kinch, Rodney & Pamela Kinch
    2000 El Yurutí. Lenguas indígenas de Colombia: Una visión descriptivaed. by Maria Stella González de Pérez & Maria Luisa Rodríguez de Montes , 321–356. Bogotá: Instituto Caro y Cuervo.
    [Google Scholar]
  16. Malone, Terrell
    1988 The Origin and Development of Tuyuca Evidentials. International Journal of American Linguistics54:2.119–140.10.1086/466079
    https://doi.org/10.1086/466079 [Google Scholar]
  17. Metzger, Ronald G.
    1981Gramática Popular del Carapana. Bogotá: Instituto Lingüístico del Verano.
    [Google Scholar]
  18. Michael, Lev
    2012Máíjɨ̀kì Finite Verbal Inflectional Paradigms. Unpublished manuscript.
    [Google Scholar]
  19. Miller, Marion
    1999Desano Grammar. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics & University of Texas at Arlington.
    [Google Scholar]
  20. Piaguaje, Ramón , Elías Piaguaje , Orville E. Johnson & Mary Johnson
    eds. 1992Vocabulario Secoya. Quito: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano.
    [Google Scholar]
  21. Ramirez, Henri
    2001 Uma gramática do Baniwa do Içana. Universidade Federal do Amazonas.
  22. 1997A fala Tukano dos Ye’pâ-mãsa, Vol. 1: Gramática. Manaus: Inspetoria Salesiana Missionaria da Amazônia (CEDEM).
    [Google Scholar]
  23. Smothermon, Josephine , Paul Frank & Jeffrey Smothermon
    1995Bosquejo del Macuna: Aspectos de la cultura material de los macunas, fonología, gramática. Bogotá: Associación [sic] Instituto Lingüístico de Verano.
    [Google Scholar]
  24. Stenzel, Kristine
    2013A Reference Grammar of Kotiria (Wanano). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  25. Stenzel, Kristine & Elsa Gomez-Imbert
    2018 Evidentiality in Tukanoan Languages. The Oxford Handbook of Evidentialityed. by Alexandra Aikhenvald , 357–387. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  26. Strom, Clay
    1992Retuarã Syntax: Studies In the Languages of Colombia 3. (= Summer Institute of Linguistics and the University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics, 112.) Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics & University of Texas at Arlington.
    [Google Scholar]
  27. Vallejos, Rosa
    2013 El secoya del Putumayo: aportes fonológicos para la reconstrucción del Proto-Tucano Occidental. Línguas Indígenas Americanas (LIAMES)13:1.67–100.
    [Google Scholar]
  28. Waltz, Nathan & Alva Wheeler
    1972 Proto Tucanoan. Comparative Studies in Amerindian Languagesed. by Esther Matteson , 19–49. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.10.1515/9783110815009.119
    https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110815009.119 [Google Scholar]
  29. Wheeler, Alva
    1987Gantëya Bain (El pueblo siona del río Putumayo, Colombia), Vol. 1: Etnología, gramática, textos. Bogotá: Instituto Linguistico de Verano.
    [Google Scholar]
  30. 1992 Comparaciones lingüisticas en el grupo Tucano Occidental. Estudios Comparativos Proto Tucanoed. by Stephen H. Levinsohn , 17–53. Bogotá: Alberto Lleras Camargo.
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1075/jhl.16024.cha
Loading
/content/journals/10.1075/jhl.16024.cha
Loading

Data & Media loading...

  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): agreement , diachronic morphosyntax , morphological change , morphologization and Tukanoan languages
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error