Body-part prefixation in Kashibo-Kakataibo: Synchronic or diachronic derivation?

Roberto Zariquiey Biondi, David W. Fleck

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Most Panoan languages have closed sets of about 30 monosyllabic forms that attach phonologically to the front of nouns, adjectives, and verbs. These forms, mainly designating body-part notions and semantic extensions of these, appear at first glance to be synchronically derived from polysyllabic body-part noun roots. This paper offers the first detailed study of the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic properties of prefixation in Kashibo-Kakataibo. In contrast to other authors' analyses of Panoan prefixes, we present evidence to show that prefixes in Kashibo-Kakataibo are synchronically independent morphemes, rather than allomorphs of body-part nouns. Subsequently, we present the diachronic scenarios that can account for the perplexing formal and semantic similarities between body-part prefixes and body-part nouns in Kashibo-Kakataibo.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)385-409
Número de páginas25
PublicaciónInternational Journal of American Linguistics
Volumen78
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublicada - jul. 2012
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