Fernando Zúñiga EuroBABEL/RHIM research project (2009-2013)

Mapudungun and Blackfoot: Inverse morphology and three-participant clauses


The objective of the project is, besides further documenting Mapudungun (Chile, Argentina) and Blackfoot (USA, Canada), to ascertain for these two languages: (1) how "syntactic" inversion really is, (2) how the pragmatic factors determining obviation status work, exactly, and (3) how inversion works in three-participant clauses.

Background

MAPUDUNGUN and MAPUCHE LINKS

Selected linguistic links
Dictionary (by Arturo Hernández & Nelly Ramos)
Glossary 1 (by María Catrileo)
Glossary 2 (by Antonio Trivero; based on Moesbach 1962)
Mapudungun @ Wikipedia
Mapudungun @ Ethnologue: Mapudungun and Huilliche
Note that Huilliche is regarded as a different language by the Ethnologue —thereby leading to an "Araucanian" language family covering both Mapudungun and Huilliche. However, no expert on the language I know of shares this view; I prefer to distinguish the following broad dialects of Mapudungun: (1) central or Mapudungun proper, (2) eastern or Pehuenche, (3) southern or Huillliche, (4) Argentinean or Ranquel, and (5) northern or Picunche (extinct).

Other selected links
Ñuke Mapu
The Mapuche interest page
Chilean indigenous people portal
Mapuche @ Wikipedia (remember to also check the Spanish version)

BLACKFOOT LINKS

Selected linguistic links
Blackfoot @ Wikipedia
Blackfoot @ Ethnologue
The Blackfoot language (by Donald G. Frantz)
Blackfoot language resources

Other selected links
Blackfoot people @ Wikipedia
Blackfeet people @ Wikipedia
Blackfoot people and culture links
Blackfoot lore