Download e-book for iPad: A Grammar of Hup (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Patience Epps

By Patience Epps

This paintings is a reference grammar of Hup, a member of the Nadahup relatives (also often called Makú or Vaupés-Japura), that's spoken within the fascinatingly multilingual Vaupés area of the northwest Amazon. This special description and research is proficient through a functional-typological standpoint, with specific connection with areal touch and grammaticalization. The grammar starts off with an creation to the cultural and linguistic heritage of Hup audio system, offers an outline of the phonology, and follows this with chapters on morphosyntax (nominal morphology, verbs and verb compounding, demanding, point, modality, evidentiality, etc.); it concludes with discussions of negation, the straightforward clause, and clause combining.

A variety of gains of Hup grammar are typologically major, akin to its technique of inversion in query formation, its method of Differential item Marking, and its therapy of ownership. Hup additionally indicates numerous hugely strange paths of grammaticalization, corresponding to the improvement of a verbal destiny suffix from the noun
‘stick, tree’.

The ebook additionally encompasses a number of texts and a CD-ROM with audio records.

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