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Title: Uma gramatica do Wapixana (Aruak) : aspectos da fonologia, da morfologia e da sintaxe
Authors: Gomes dos Santos, Manoel
Keywords: Wapixana (Aruak) - Grammar
Maipurean Languages
American Indigenous Languages
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Abstract: The present thesis proposes at analysing the Wapixana language (Aruák), spoken by the Wapixana, whose population is believed to be between 10,000 (ten thousand) and11,000 (eleven thousand) people living in the extension ofland that goes ftom the valley of the Uraricoera river, in Brazil, to the valley of the Rupununi river, in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The study involves aspects of the phonology, the morphology and the syntax of the Wapixana language and is divided in four chapters. Chapter 1. Introduction presents social and cultural aspects of the Wapixana people, general information on its language and explanation about research procedures. Chapter 2. Phonology - presents the grid of phonemes, phonological processes, the structure of the syllable and the stress pattern of the Wapixana language in the domain of the phonological word. Chapter 3. Morphology - deals with classes of words (parts of the speech), especially aiming at identifying and pointing the characteristics of its constituent categories, ftom the point oí view of its structural and functional properties. Finally, chapter 4. Syntax - aims at the study of the Wapixana sentence, with emphasis on the analysis of the simple sentence.
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