The adjective class in Deni (Arawá)

de Carvalho, Mateus Cruz Maciel (2018) The adjective class in Deni (Arawá). LIAMES: Línguas Indígenas Americanas, 18 (2). pp. 253-286.

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In the last three decades, adjectives have played an important role in the typology of parts-of-speech systems in terms of which meanings are cross-linguistically expressed by members of this class, and whether all languages in the world have an adjective class at all. In this paper, the focus is on the property-concept words in Deni, an Arawá language spoken by about 1,600 people who live in ten villages in Southern Amazonia, Amazonas State, Brazil. The analysis of property-concept lexical items in Deni has led me to assign them to a part-of-speech class which is distinct from those of verbs and nouns. The assignment has followed the Deni-specific criteria for recognizing the verb, noun, and adjective classes.

Item ID: 57306
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2177-7160
Keywords: adjectives; Deni language; parts of speech
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