Reduplication in Tiriyó (Cariban)
Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik
This study presents original data illustrating previously undescribed reduplicative patterns found in Tiriyó, a Cariban language spoken in Northern Brazil; this is the first time that reduplication in a Cariban language is described in detail. One of the patterns is simpler, and its synchronic cases of variation suggest a certain path of historical evolution. For the other pattern, the complexity of the several subcases appear to indicate antiquity and make formal accounts significantly more difficult.
ISBN 9783895869143. Languages of the World 17. 26pp. 2000.