A Grammar of Hup (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Patience Epps PDF

By Patience Epps

ISBN-10: 3110195887

ISBN-13: 9783110195880

This paintings is a reference grammar of Hup, a member of the Nadahup relations (also referred to as Makú or Vaupés-Japura), that's spoken within the fascinatingly multilingual Vaupés area of the northwest Amazon. This targeted description and research is proficient via a functional-typological point of view, with specific connection with areal touch and grammaticalization. The grammar starts with an creation to the cultural and linguistic history of Hup audio system, supplies an outline of the phonology, and follows this with chapters on morphosyntax (nominal morphology, verbs and verb compounding, annoying, point, modality, evidentiality, etc.); it concludes with discussions of negation, the easy clause, and clause combining.

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

The booklet additionally encompasses a number of texts and a CD-ROM with audio documents.

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