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A Grammar of Paraguayan Guarani,

The history of Guarani is a history of resilience. Paraguayan Guarani is a vibrant, modern language, mother tongue to millions of people in South America. It is the only indigenous language in the Americas spoken by a non-ethnically-indigenous majority, and since 1992, it is also an official language of Paraguay alongside Spanish. This book provides the first comprehensive reference grammar of Modern Paraguayan Guarani written for an English-language audience. It is an accessible yet thorough and carefully substantiated description of the language’s phonology, morphosyntax, and semantics. It also includes information about its centuries of documented history and its current sociolinguistic situation.

386 pages | 3, color plates | 9 1/4 x 6 1/4

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Phonology and orthography: the sound system and its written representation 3. Nominals 4. Verbs 5. Postpositions 6. Voice 7. Evidentiality 8. Basic clauses 9. Quantification 10. Degree expressions 11. Noun incorporation into the verb 12. Complex sentences 13. Information structure 14. Order of affixes, clitics, and other particles in the predicate 15. Thematic glossary of highfrequency vocabulary 16. Text samples 17. Paradigms 18. Common phrases and expressions References Glossary Index

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