Gender system in Ashéninka Perené (Arawak)

Mihas, Elena (2010) Gender system in Ashéninka Perené (Arawak). UniverSOS: revista de lenguas indígenas y universos culturales , 7. pp. 119-130.

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The study describes gender system in Ashéninka Perené,1 of the Kampan subgrouping of Arawak, and presents preliminary results from fieldwork data collected in Ashéninka communities of southeastern Peru. The results show that Ashéninka Perené has a two-gender (masculine and non-masculine) system, as indicated by syntactic agreement of nouns with adjectives, demonstratives, possessive pronouns, locative-existential adverbs, and verbal cross-referencing markers. Ashéninka Perené does not have gender resolution; agreement is with the first conjunct only. The data point out that the third person singular pronouns have served as the source of the gender assignment rules.

Item ID: 36028
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1698-6083
Keywords: Ashéninka Perené, gender assignment, gender agreement, gender resolution, evolution of gender agreement markers
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2014 22:12
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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