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Complete noun phrases. The mark of transitiveness in the Shanenawa language (Panoan Family)

Author(s): Gláucia Vieira Cândido | Lincoln Almir Amarante Ribeiro (In memoriam)

Journal: Via Litterae
ISSN 2176-6800

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 63;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Linguistics | Linguistic Typology | Brazilian Native Languages | Shanenawa Language | Grammar

In this article we describe how the marks of surface structure clauses in a Brazilian indigenous language of the Pano family distinguish the noun as the subject of a transitive and intransitive verb and as a direct object. This description is based on a comparison among the Shanenawa language and other languages of the same family with the support of the gramatical forms of Proto-Pano.
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