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Constituent Order Cohesion and Staging in Gaviao
Focus and Topic in Xavante
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action adjunct anaphoric anteater causal change of subject character chu'u clause subordinators clause topic conjunctions connector constituent content framework Coreguaje demonstrative depen dependent clause dependent restatements discourse embedded enclitic episode existential clause father fish following example function Gaviao given information global topic Grimes Guarani ha'e rami hearer hierarchical ideophones independent verb indicate information structure initial Institute of Linguistics interrogative intransitive introduced jaguar Jamamadi language marked topic masog medial clauses monkey nahina Nambiquara narrative narrator nasalized nasalized vowels Nharinha Niha noun phrase object occurs ocelots oral vowels paragraph topic participant particles pe'e plural Porto Velho preceding predicate pro-verb pronoun purica question phrase question word rebau reference referential connective repetition rubber hunter semantic sentence sentence-initial elements shco signals snake speaker story suffix Summer Institute temporal sequence Teribe topic span Topto transitive verb unmarked verb phrase verb suffixes verbal vowels Xavante