Wari': The Paacas Novos Language of Western Brazil
Daniel Everett, Barbara Kern
January 1997

This is a grammar of the Chapakuran language, Wari', also known as Pacaas Novos. It is the most detailed grammar to date on a language of this dying family of languages, spoken along the Brazil-Bolivia border. Barbara Kern speaks the language fluently and lived among the Wari' for more than 40 years. Everett was responsible for much of the technical analysis. It includes some of the most intricate forms of recursive structures found in any Amazonian language. Researchers at the MPI in Leipzig have claimed that Wari' contains more rarities in phonology, morphology, and syntax than any language in the WALS project.
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Reference: lingbuzz/001707
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Published in: Routledge, London
keywords: wari', amazonian, descriptive grammar, syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics, chapakuran, syntax, phonology, semantics, morphology
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