Expression of information source meanings in Ashéninca Perené (Arawak)

Mihas, Elena (2014) Expression of information source meanings in Ashéninca Perené (Arawak). In: Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y., and Dixon, R.M.W., (eds.) The Grammar of Knowledge: a cross-linguistic typology. Explorations in Linguistic Typology, 7 . Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 209-226.

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[Extract] Ashéninka Perené is an endangered South Arawak language spoken by about 1,000 people in the tropical rainforest of the Andean eastern foothills of the Chanchamayo Province, Junín Region, Peru. The language is closely related to and has various degrees of mutual intelligibility with Kakinte and other Ashéninka/Asháninka varieties, notably Ashéninka Pichis, Ashéninka Pajonal, Ashéninka Ucayali, Ashéninka Apurucayali, and Asháninka Tambo-Ene, all of which constitute the Northern branch of the Kampan (Campa) subgrouping of Arawak (Michael 2008: 218). The past social history of Ashéninka Perené hunters-horticulturalists is characterized by mobility of nucleated families, no real sense of community due to the atomized structure of residence, lack of centralized power networks, and enmity towards the outside world. Currently, the native population resides in thirty-five native communities scattered in the Upper Perené River valley. Farming is the main occupation: citrus fruit, pineapple, bananas, and coffee are grown for sale, and vegetables are cultivated in gardens for individual consumption.

Item ID: 32381
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-870131-6
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, James Cook University (JCU), Cairns Institute, James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: ARC Dicovery Project DP110103207 "The grammar of knowledge: a cross-linguistic view of evidentiality and epistemological expressions"
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 06:17
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