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Multiproxy evidence highlights a complex evolutionary legacy of maize in South America
The complexity of maize domestication Maize originated in what is now central Mexico about 9000 years ago and spread throughout the Americas before European contact. Kistler et al. applied genomicExpand
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Nimuendajú was right: The inclusion of the jabutí language family in the Macro-Jê stock1
We compare the reconstructed ancestors of the Arikapú and Djeoromitxí languages of the Brazilian Amazon, which together form the Jabutí language family, and demonstrate that Nimuendajú was right. Expand
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Tapuya connections: language contact in eastern Brazil
ABSTRACT In eastern Brazil, most indigenous languages were only superficially documented before becoming extinct. Besides hampering attempts at genetic classification of the languages of the region,Expand
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A grammar of Karaja
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Directionality in Vowel Harmony: The Case of Karajá (Macro-Jê)
This paper describes some unusual features of vowel harmony in Karaja, a Macro-J e  language from Central Brazil, outlining some of the implications they may have for a broader typologicalExpand
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Sampling and Genealogical Coverage in WALS
WALS was designed with the goal of providing a “systematic answer” to questions about the geographical distribution of language features. In order to achieve this goal, there must be an adequateExpand
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Subordinate clauses in Karajá
Karaja, a Macro-Je language spoken in Central Brazil, presents a typologically uncommon device to signal relativization: stress shift. Despite its productivity, such mechanism is not mentioned in anyExpand
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Final consonants in Maxakalí and their comparative status
Although final-consonant correspondences between Proto-Je and Maxakali tend to be straightforward, in some cases the comparative data seem to suggest that Maxakali has actually undergone a majorExpand
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Old data, new cognates: the case of the 'marker of alienable possession'in the Kamakã, Purí, and Krenák families
In Macro-Jê, cases of shared grammatical peculiarities play an essential role in corroborating hypotheses of genetic relationships. One of such “shared aberrancies” is a morpheme which signalsExpand
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Valence, Voice, and noun incorporation in Karaji
0. Introduction The purpose of this paper is twofold. 1 First, it provides a brief description of the morphosyntax of Karaja, a Macro-Je language spoken in Central Brazil, focusing especially on theExpand
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