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By Marie Arana

In her father’s Peruvian kinfolk, Marie Arana was once taught to be a formal woman, but in her mother’s American relatives she realized to shoot a gun, holiday a horse, and snap a chicken’s neck for dinner. Arana shuttled simply among those deeply separate cultures for years. yet simply whilst she immigrated along with her family members to the USA did she come to appreciate that she used to be a hybrid American whose cultural identification was once cut up in part. Coming to phrases with this break up is on the middle of this sleek, superbly learned portrait of a kid who “was a north-south collision, a brand new international fusion. An American Chica.”

Here are enormously various landscapes: Peru—earthquake-prone, charged with ghosts of heritage and mythology—and the sprawling prairie lands of Wyoming. In those wealthy terrains is living a colourful forged of relations who deliver Arana’s historia to life...her proud grandfather who at some point easily stopped coming down the steps; her spectacular grandmother, “clicking in the course of the residence as though she have been making her approach onstage.” yet most vital are Arana’s mom and dad: he a super engineer, she a proficient musician. For greater than part a century those passionate, strong-willed humans struggled to beat the bicultural tensions of their marriage and, eventually, to succeed.

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1 summarizes the subtypes of identificational and ascriptive predicates discussed above. For an in-depth treatise on these issues, the reader is referred to Stassen (1997). Copulas are also frequently encountered as components of EXISTENTIAL PREDICATES. Only in the former case do they qualify as copulas. 12, must be used with quantificational predicates. 14, in which a copula is simply added to a numeral or quantifier in predicate position, is not considered acceptable by native speakers. 14 in that numerals and quantifiers in predicate position, at least in certain contexts, receive the ‘curious -an/en suffix’ (Kenesei, Vago, and Fenyvesi 1998: 61).

DAT Hannes ‘the book belongs to Hannes’ (author’s field data) Copulas are also frequently added to predicate nuclei that consist of time specifications. This is at least in part responsible for the largely idiosyncratic and contradictory, if not to say chaotic, usage of terminological labels for the predicate types dealt with above both in the descriptive and theoretical literature. 25. 26. 68). 27. 28. 30 demonstrate. 29. 30. 31. 32. 36 illustrate. 33. 34. 35. 36. In some languages the copula can be skipped in the third person singular only.

30. 31. 32. 36 illustrate. 33. 34. 35. 36. In some languages the copula can be skipped in the third person singular only. Thus, past tense must also be included in the list of grammatical categories which may trigger copula dropping. 37. 38. gín dúg⋅ê 3PL naked ‘they are naked’ (Tucker 1993: 255) The Swahili copula ni can be dropped in a similar set of contexts: ‘If the subject is an independent pronoun or demonstrative, ni may be omitted’ (Welmers 1973: 325). 39. 40. In all other contexts, the copula is either obligatory or optional.

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