Remarks on the Pirahã suffix –sai and complex syntax
Miguel Oliveira, Daniel Everett
October 2010

This paper reviews the fundamental frequency of the Piraha suffix -sai in different contexts and concludes that there is no difference of significance along this parameter that would support any conclusion that -sai indicates the presence of complex syntax in Piraha. These data come from the data set used by Sauerland in his paper on this topic. However, the data do not come from natural discourse. In the larger paper in progress by Oliveira and Everett such data are presented.
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keywords: intonation, complex syntax, phonology, syntax
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