New PDF release: A Grammar of Kolyma Yukaghir (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL])

By Elena Maslova

ISBN-10: 3110175274

ISBN-13: 9783110175271

Kolyma Yukaghir is a heavily endangered language spoken via approximately 50 humans within the northeast of Asiatic Russia. it's one of many surviving languages of the Yukaghir kin, that's thought of by way of varied students both as an isolate left over from sooner than the growth of alternative languages and language households into Siberia, or as a far off relative of the Uralic kinfolk. in lots of methods, Yukaghir matches the grammatical kind common one of the languages of Siberia, specifically that of predominantly verb-final dependent-marking language with fairly wealthy agglumative morphology and deranking concepts of clause linking. additionally, it has a few typologically remarkably positive factors, for you to be of curiosity to basic linguists regardless of their theoretical orientation. those contain Yukaghir focus-marking procedure, differential item marking in keeping with international results of individual hierarchy, the compulsory use of certain possesive markers to point non-coreference of the possessor with the topic, elaborated switch-reference process, initimate interplay among point and valence-changing derivation, etc.

The e-book comprises all significant parts of descriptive grammar, from phonology to syntax, with a different bankruptcy on coreference and discourse coherence, annotated and translated pattern texts, a Yukaghir-English vocabulary, and a topic index. the outline relies on wide box fabrics and richly exemplified through non-elicited facts. The association of the e-book allows its use as a reference grammar, with a variety of cross-references among sections and concise summaries of interrelated phenomena mentioned in a number of elements of the grammar.

The booklet is of curiosity to students of Uralic and Siberian languages, linguistic typology, and common linguistics.

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