AMERINDIA 41: 323-359, 2019
Enrique L. PALANCAR
DOI : https://doi.org/10.56551/OPRQ9670
Abstract: In this chapter, we propose that in the inflectional morphology of Chichimec, verbs can be classified attending to two different subsystems. One attending to the prefix set they select for the realization of notions such as tense/aspect/mood/polarity and person of the subject, and another attending to the type of stem alternation pattern they
display. As a result of the interaction of these two inflectional subsystems, one obtains a very complex morphological system which is endemic in the Oto-Pamean branch of Oto-Manguean.
Keywords: Chichimeco Jonaz, Oto-Manguean, verbal inflection, inflectional classes, stem classes
Inflectional complexity and verb classes in Chichimec Palancar-E.L.-Avelina-H.Download