By Kristine Stenzel
This quantity is the 1st descriptive grammar of Kotiria (Wanano), a member of the jap Tukanoan language family members spoken within the Vaupes River basin of Colombia and Brazil within the northwest Amazon rain wooded area. The Kotirias, who've lived during this distant zone for greater than seven-hundred years, perform the advanced Vaupés social process, characterised by way of long-standing linguistic and cultural interplay. The Kotirias remained particularly remoted from the dominant societies until eventually the early a part of the 20th century, while expanding outdoors impact within the sector prompted swift social and linguistic swap. at the present time the Kotirias quantity basically approximately 16 hundred humans, and their language, notwithstanding nonetheless utilized in conventional groups, is in possibility 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 variety of oral narratives and written texts, this e-book is the 1st complete learn 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