Word Order In Paraguayan Guaraní1

@article{Tonhauser2010WordOI,
  title={Word Order In Paraguayan Guaran{\'i}1},
  author={Judith Tonhauser and E. Colijn},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  year={2010},
  volume={76},
  pages={255 - 288}
}
This paper explores constraints on clausal word order in Paraguayan Guaraní on the basis of a corpus of naturally occurring data. We find that grammatical function is a strong predictor of word order for direct objects, since they are almost exclusively realized postverbally, as well as for indirect objects, which all occur postverbally. The placement of subjects, however, depends on a variety of factors, in particular discourse status and the transitivity of the verb. We find only partial… Expand
Word order variation in Mbyá Guaraní
This paper presents the preliminary results of a multifactorial analysis of word order in Mbyá Guaraní, a Tupí-Guaraní language spoken in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, based on a corpus of writtenExpand
Contrastive topics in Paraguayan Guaraní discourse
The empirical basis of current formal semantic/pragmatic analyses of utterances containing contrastive topics are languages in which the expression that denotes the contrastive topic is markedExpand
Nominal Tense? The Meaning of Guaraní Nominal Temporal Markers
Paraguayan Guaraní has nominal markers that affect the temporal interpretation of the noun phrase they attach to. On the basis of data collected during recent fieldwork in Paraguay, I explore in thisExpand
On the Prosodic Coding of Focus inParaguayan Guaraní
An utterance conveys meaning not just through the words that are uttered (and the way these words combine to form larger expressions), but also through its prosody, i.e. its rhythm and tune. TheExpand
Lexical strata in loanword phonology: Spanish loans in Guarani
JUSTIN PINTA: Lexical Strata in Loanword Phonology: Spanish Loans in Guarańı (Under the direction of Jennifer L. Smith) An analysis of a corpus of Spanish loanwords in Paraguayan Guarańı shows theExpand
The synchrony and diachrony of differential object marking in Paraguayan Guaraní
Abstract This paper explores the synchrony and diachrony of differential object marking in Paraguayan Guaraní on the basis of a quantitative study of a corpus of naturally occurring data of theExpand
Guaraní-Spanish Jopara Mixing in a Paraguayan Novel: Does it Reflect a Third Language, a Language Variety, or True Codeswitching?
We study the highly idiosyncratic case of Paraguay, the only American nation where an indigenous language has survived as a majority language spoken by the non-indigenous population. Jopara is theExpand
Cross-linguistic meaning variation: The view from Paraguayan Guaran ´ ia nd English exclusives
1. Detailed, theoretically-informed descriptions of meaning Nominal and verbal temporality (Tonhauser 2006, 2007, 2011a,b), modality (Tonhauser 2009, 2011a), information structure (Tonhauser andExpand
Differential object marking and object scrambling in the Guaraní language cluster
TLDR
Evidence is supplied that [+animate] direct objects scramble out of their base position into a higher, vP-internal, projection, namely αP (following Lopez 2012), derived including data from simple transitive, ditransitive, and applicative constructions as well as from object conjunction. Expand
Inflectional morphology restructuring in ache - discussing grammatical change and language contact in tupí-guaraní subgroup - 1
This paper deals with mechanisms of grammatical change in Ache, focusing on inflection. Ache contains restricted functional morphology when compared to most Tupi-Guarani languages. Although erosionExpand
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 91 REFERENCES
The Greenbergian word order correlations
This paper reports on the results of a detailed empirical study of word order correlations, based on a sample of 625 languages. The primary result is a determination of exactly what pairs of elementsExpand
Word Order, Focus, and Topic in Haida
  • J. Enrico
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1986
1. Basic word order. Basic word order in Haida has not yet been thoroughly described. One cannot discuss word order without at the same time taking note of animacy and of focused and topicalizedExpand
A grammar of Tapiete (Tupi-Guarani)
This dissertation provides a linguistic description of Tapiete, a Tupi-Guarani (TG) language spoken in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. Fieldwork has been conducted in Argentina, where about 80Expand
Serial Verb Constructions in Paraguayan Guarani
This article shows that Guarani predicate chains designate a single macro‐event and that unitary eventhood is a matter of degree, involving a variety of formal and semantic configurations. TemporalExpand
Nominal Tense? The Meaning of Guaraní Nominal Temporal Markers
Paraguayan Guaraní has nominal markers that affect the temporal interpretation of the noun phrase they attach to. On the basis of data collected during recent fieldwork in Paraguay, I explore in thisExpand
Some problems with the concept of basic word order
A recent paper by G. K. Pullum (1981) discusses languages where object precedes subject in basic word order sentences and includes a catalogue of languages which exhibit this order. One languageExpand
Grammatical relations in active systems: The case of Guaraní
An active system is frequently analyzed as the most semantically transparent case-marking system, where the agent-patient opposition underlies case marking and/or cross-referencing patterns. It hasExpand
The Temporal Semantics of Noun Phrases: Evidence from Guarani
This dissertation presents a crosslinguistic study of the temporal semantics of noun phrases. Through an investigation of languages with “nominal temporality markers”, i.e. markers that attach toExpand
Topic and focus in Mayan
Most Mayan languages are 'basically' predicate-initial, but various phrases occur before the predicate when they are focussed or topicalized. This paper assumes the framework of Chomsky 1986 andExpand
Voice and Ergativity in Mayan Languages
Voice and Ergativity in Mayan Languages Jon P. Dayley Boise State University In recent years there has been a good deal of interest in ergati- vity and voice in linguistics because of theExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...