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Title: Gender and gender agreement in Jaruára (Arauan)
Authors: Vogel, Alan Robert
Keywords: American Indigenous Languages (Southern)
Arauan Languages
Gender
Gender Agreement
Morphology
Jaruara - Grammar
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: The University of Texas at Arlington
Abstract: Nouns in Jaruára, a language of Amazonia, are divided into two gender classes, masculine and feminine. A small subclass of nouns have their gender suppressed when they are inalienably possessed. In inalienable possession, the gender of the noun phrase is determined by the gender of the possessor. Gender agreement at the clause level is determined not only by the gender of the governing nominal; the person, number and animacy of the governing nominal may also be important. In transitive clauses gender agreement may be governed by the subject or the direct object, depending on which clause construction is involved. Gender agreement is typically marked in the verb and inalienably possessed nouns, and this is mainly accomplished th rough vowel alternations. Comparisons are made in each of these areas with four other Arauan languages: Madija, Paumarí, Jamamadí, and Dení.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11707/4353
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