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Wed Aug 13 2003

Books: Language Description, Semelai: Kruspe

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Message 1: A Grammar of Semelai: Kruspe

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 14:30:46 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: A Grammar of Semelai: Kruspe

Title: A Grammar of Semelai
Series Title: Cambridge Grammatical Descriptions
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
Author: Nicole D. Kruspe, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Hardback: ISBN: 0521814979, Pages: 550, Price: $100.00*
Comment: Price subject to change

This volume comprises the first comprehensive grammar of a language
from the Aslian subgroup, within the Mon-Khmer branch of the
Austroasiatic family. Spoken by approximately 4,000 people in the
lowland forests of the Malay Peninsula, Semelai has many distinctive
features of interest to linguistic typologists, phonologists,
morphologists and syntacticians. The volume provides a unique
reference resource for South-East Asian language specialists, as well
as general linguists.

1. Aslian languages and peoples; 2. Phonology and phonotactics;
3. Morphological processes; 4. Word classes; 5. The verb; 6. Pronouns:
personal, ignorative, and demonstrative; 7. The noun phrase;
8. Prepositions and the prepositional phrase; 9. Grammatical
relations, word order and coding strategies; 10. The syntax of the
basic clause; 11. Complex clauses; 12. Expressives, 'quote',
interjections and clitics; Appendix of texts; References.

Lingfield(s): Language Description
Subject Language(s): Semelai (Language Code: SZA) 
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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