By Kristine Stenzel
Published throughout the improving Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by means of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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 wooded area. The Kotirias, who've lived during this distant area for greater than 700 years, perform the complicated 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 20th century, whilst expanding outdoors impact within the quarter caused speedy social and linguistic swap. at the present time the Kotirias quantity in simple terms approximately 16 hundred humans, and their language, even though nonetheless utilized in conventional groups, is in chance of turning 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 quite a few oral narratives and written texts, this booklet 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