By Kristine Stenzel
This quantity is the 1st descriptive grammar of Kotiria (Wanano), a member of the jap 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 zone for greater than 700 years, perform the advanced Vaupés social method, characterised via long-standing linguistic and cultural interplay. The Kotirias remained quite remoted from the dominant societies till the early a part of the 20th century, while expanding outdoors impression within the sector brought on swift social and linguistic swap. this day the Kotirias quantity basically approximately 16 hundred humans, and their language, notwithstanding nonetheless utilized in conventional groups, is in possibility of turning into endangered.
Kristine Stenzel attracts on 8 years of extensive paintings with the Kotirias to advertise, checklist, and revitalize their language. operating with dozens of local audio system and drawing on a number of oral narratives and written texts, this booklet is the 1st entire 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