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By Juan Diego Quesada

This can be the 1st finished description of the grammatical constitution of Teribe, a language of Panama, and a member of the Chibchan kinfolk of languages, which covers a large zone starting from Northeastern Honduras, during the Atlantic of Nicaragua, so much of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, to the West of Venezuela. Spoken via a few 1,000 humans, Teribe is at the moment most likely, although no longer seriously, endangered. This grammar fills a lacuna in a twofold demeanour: it presents an in depth account of the constitution of Teribe, and in doing so, it reduces the variety of relevant American Chibchan languages being undescribed. This grammar is therefore meant as a contribution to the outline of the language at 3 degrees: a. language-immanent; b. Chibchan comparative grammar; c. documentation of endangered languages, specifically these of the yank continent. Teribe is either a transparent consultant of the "Central American" good points of the Chibchan languages (numeral classifiers, restricted contract, no evidentials), and idiosyncratic inside of those languages (having such phenomena as an inverse development and verb serialization). The study for this booklet was once funded in its entirety via the Social Sciences and arts examine Council of Canada.

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