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ERIC Number: ED344482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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A Special Word in Jamual Diegueno.
Miller, Amy
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v14 n2 p68-87 1989
A special word, "naynaa," which occurs in the Jamul dialect of Diegueno, a Yuman language spoken in the San Diego, California, area is described. Jamul has subject-object-verb word order, and its major word classes are noun and verb. Lexical pronouns are not required. Clauses may be connected by means of switch reference marking, and/or by various other grammatical devices. "Naynaa" has four functions: as an emphatic; as an emphatic marker of co-reference between a possessor and the subject of its clause; in the flexive construction; and as an emphatic same-subject marking device in complex sentences. Its uses are described in detail. Contains 20 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (San Diego)