By Kristine Stenzel
This quantity is the 1st descriptive grammar of Kotiria (Wanano), a member of the japanese Tukanoan language relatives spoken within the Vaupes River basin of Colombia and Brazil within the northwest Amazon rain woodland. The Kotirias, who've lived during this distant quarter for greater than 700 years, perform the advanced Vaupés social approach, characterised via long-standing linguistic and cultural interplay. The Kotirias remained really remoted from the dominant societies until eventually the early a part of the 20 th century, whilst expanding outdoors impression within the quarter prompted speedy social and linguistic switch. this present day the Kotirias quantity in basic terms approximately 16 hundred humans, and their language, notwithstanding nonetheless utilized in conventional groups, is in danger of changing into endangered.
Kristine Stenzel attracts on 8 years of in depth paintings with the Kotirias to advertise, list, and revitalize their language. operating with dozens of local audio system and drawing on a number of oral narratives and written texts, this ebook is the 1st complete examine of this endangered language and one of many few reference grammars of this language family.
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A Reference Grammar of Kotiria (Wanano) (Studies in the Native Languages of the Americas) by Kristine Stenzel