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Reduplication in the Yanomae Language of Northern Brazil

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This chapter describes reduplication in Yanomae, one of four major linguistic subgroups that comprise the Yanomami language family; the other subgroups are Yanomamɨ, Sanumá, and Ninam. It maintains the original categorization of the subgroups made by Ernesto Migliazza (1972). The chapter mainly focuses on what is generally accepted as "true" reduplication, which is defined on the Graz Reduplication Project website. The most commonly occurring function of reduplication in Yanomae is word class derivation of nouns from verbs. The chapter is dedicated to the presentation of forms that are not strictly considered reduplication according to the definition that is applied in the current volume but that represent a significant part of the lexicon in Yanomae and are often confused with true reduplicated forms. Reduplication in Yanomae fulfills two functions: a grammatical category changing function and a semantic, iconic function.

Keywords: grammatical category changing function; Graz Reduplication Project website; reduplication; semantic iconic function; Yanomae language



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