Katarzyna I. Wojtylak

List of John Benjamins publications for which Katarzyna I. Wojtylak plays a role.


Guerrero-Beltran, David Felipe and Katarzyna I. Wojtylak 2022 Through space, relations, and thoughts: The system of postpositions in Karijona (Cariban, Amazonia)Studies in Language 46:3, pp. 559–593 | Article
This paper aims to describe the morphosyntax and semantics of postpositions in Karijona, a Cariban language from Northwest Amazonia. The data, collected in the Karijona settlement of Puerto Nare (Colombia), were analyzed according to Basic Linguistic Theory and Cognitive Semantics. Like other… read more
Wojtylak, Katarzyna I. 2020 Multifaceted body parts in Murui: A case study from Northwest AmazoniaBody Part Terms in Conceptualization and Language Usage, Kraska-Szlenk, Iwona (ed.), pp. 169–192 | Chapter
Based on the firsthand data from Murui, a Witotoan language spoken in the Northwest Amazon, the study demonstrates how the body part terms ‘back’, ‘face’, ‘mouth, and ‘body’ grammaticalized into the domains covering spatial orientation, time, comparison, counting, and the reflexive. Murui body part… read more
Wojtylak, Katarzyna I. 2019 Traversing language barriers: ‘Witoto’ signal drums from Northwest AmazoniaCreativity in Language, Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y., Andrea Hollington, Nico Nassenstein and Anne Storch (eds.), pp. 195–216 | Article
The ‘Witoto’ people from Northwest Amazonia practised long distance drum communication, used for relaying messages among their villages. The messages were encoded on a pair of hollowed-out wooden drums, and appear to have been ‘drummed codes’, with only some iconic relation to the sound structure… read more