This dissertation is a entire grammar of Kokama-Kokamilla (KK), as spoken through approximately one thousand elders within the Peruvian Amazon. It provides distinct documentation of the buildings of the language and the features they serve, with wealthy exemplification. This learn relies on major fieldwork for the reason that 1997, permitting the research to be grounded in textual content facts. one in every of KK's such a lot salient typological gains is a

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She repeats it so many times that she gets confused and says: little kukamiria, little kukamiria. And that‟s how the Kukamiria came to exist too… Before we advance the discussion, a clarification about some alternative terms for these ethnic groups is in order. In the ethnographic and linguistic literature produced 6 in Spanish, cocama corresponds to Kokama, and cocamilla to Kokamilla. Since 2000 the Amazonian indigenous people of Peru organized under the Asociación Indígena de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana —AIDESEP— have decided to use the terms with which they call themselves, and write them using the alphabets of their languages.

1 Introduction CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION This document aims to provide a comprehensive account of the grammar of Kokama-Kokamilla (henceforth, also KK), an Amazonian language spoken in Peru. The present chapter gives a general overview of this dissertation. 4). 6). This dissertation entails a significant fieldwork component. The methodology employed to gather the data used throughout the dissertation is explained in detail in Chapter II. 1. Why study Kokama-Kokamilla? There are several reasons to study and document KK, also referred as CocamaCocamilla (Spanish), and Kukama-Kukamiria (indigenous orthography).

Tupis from the Tupi-Guarani branch reached the lower and middle Ucayali (Lathrap, Gebhart-Sayer and Mester 1985). 3 2 There are also Federación de Comunidades Nativas del Río Nanay (FECONARINA), Federación Nativa Cocama del Ucayali (FENACU), and Organización Regional Indígena Cocama-Cocamilla (ORICOCA); however, beyond this, information regarding its formation and the communities they represent was impossible to find. 3 Pedro de Ursúa mentions the arrival of 300 indigenous Tupi to the city of Moyobamba (Northeast of Peru) in 1549.

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