“How Can I Write My Language?” Linguistic Analysis and Language Revitalization: Lessons from Waimiri Atroari Syllable Structure

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  • Ana Carla Dos Santos Bruno Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/liames.v10i1.1510

Palavras-chave:

Ortografia. Estrutura silábica. Língua waimiri-Atroari. Família karib.

Resumo

There are few linguistic studies of the Waimiri Atroari language and all are relatively recent: Hill and Hill (1985), Lacerda (1991), Bruno (1995, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009). Yet, the point of this paper is that linguistic analysis is crucial for language revitalization. To support this position, I discuss the experience of the Waimiri Atroari with formal education and orthography, in particular as it relates to syllable structure. I describe how syllable structure works in Waimiri Atroari and I discuss the failings of orthographies that do not take into account the language structure.

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Biografia do Autor

Ana Carla Dos Santos Bruno, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia

Pesquisadora Associada III -NPCHS/INPA (Área Linguística e Antropologia).

Referências

BRUNO, Ana Carla (2003). Waimiri Atroari Grammar: Some Phonological, Morphological, and Syntatic Aspects. Ph. D. Dissertation. Tucson: University of Arizona.

BRUNO, Ana Carla (2004). Reduplicação em Waimiri Atroari. Ameríndia 28: 88-94. Volume especial sobre línguas Carib.

BRUNO, Ana Carla (2005). Waimiri Atroari Pronominal System. In Stella Telles (org.). Coletânea Axéuvyru, pp. 7-9. Recife: Editora Universitária UFPE

BRUNO, Ana Carla (2006). The Causative Construction in Waimiri Atroari. LIAMES 6:101-108.

BRUNO, Ana Carla (2008). Case Marking in Waimiri Atroari: Typical Nominative/Accusative or Nominative with some Inverse /Split-S Features (Cariban Language). LingüíStica 4(2): 167-191.

BRUNO, Ana Carla (2009). Phrase Structure, Clauses, and Word Order in Waimiri Atroari (Carib Family). Revista Virtual de Estudos da Linguagem 7(3): 1-28. Special Edition www.revel.inf.br/eng

Phonemes

GILDEA, Spike (1995). Comparative Cariban syllable reduction. International Journal of American Linguistics 61:62-102

HILL, Joseph; HILL, Tamara (1985). Phonological Sketch of Waimiri Atroari (Cariban). Missão Evangélica da Amazônia. Unpublished manuscript.

LACERDA, Edith Maria Neves (1991). Waimiri Atroari: Observações Linguísticas. Manaus, Brazil: Programa Waimiri Atroari. Unpublished manuscript.

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2010-10-05

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BRUNO, A. C. D. S. “How Can I Write My Language?” Linguistic Analysis and Language Revitalization: Lessons from Waimiri Atroari Syllable Structure. LIAMES: Línguas Indígenas Americanas, Campinas, SP, v. 10, n. 1, p. 85–99, 2010. DOI: 10.20396/liames.v10i1.1510. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/liames/article/view/1510. Acesso em: 8 fev. 2023.

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