A Grammar of the Bakairi Language

Author: Geraldo Faria
LOT Number: 609
ISBN: 978-94-6093-394-3
Pages: 194
Year: 2022
1st promotor: Prof. Dr. Leo Wetzels
2nd promotor: Prof. Dr. Willem Adelaar
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Bakairi is a Carib language, spoken in two indigenous territories south of the Amazon basin. Approximately 1000 people live in these territories, but not all of them actively speak Bakairi, which makes it an endangered language.

It is one of only nine documented languages in the world that take the default word order of object-verb-agent. This study identifies and examines this along with other features of the language in its phonology, morphology, and syntax.  It is intended to serve as a resource that can be used to preserve the Bakairi language and to conduct more in-depth analyses of both the language and the Carib language family group.

Bakairi is a Carib language, spoken in two indigenous territories south of the Amazon basin. Approximately 1000 people live in these territories, but not all of them actively speak Bakairi, which makes it an endangered language.

It is one of only nine documented languages in the world that take the default word order of object-verb-agent. This study identifies and examines this along with other features of the language in its phonology, morphology, and syntax.  It is intended to serve as a resource that can be used to preserve the Bakairi language and to conduct more in-depth analyses of both the language and the Carib language family group.

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