LINGUIST List 14.816

Thu Mar 20 2003

Books: Language Description, Yukaghir: Maslova

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  1. mouton, A Grammar of Yukaghir: Maslova

Message 1: A Grammar of Yukaghir: Maslova

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 12:57:01 +0000
From: mouton <>
Subject: A Grammar of Yukaghir: Maslova

Title: A Grammar of Yukaghir
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library 27
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
Availability: Available
Author: Elena Maslova, University of Bielefeld 

Hardback: ISBN: 3110175274, Pages: xviii, 609, Price: Euro 148.00 /
	 sFr 237,- / approx. US$ 14
This book is the first detailed description of Kolyma Yukaghir, a
seriously endangered language spoken by about 50 people in the
northeast of Asiatic Russia. Based on extensive field materials and
text records, it provides a thorough and richly exemplified
description of all major components of Yukaghir grammar - phonology,
morphology, and syntax, annotated sample texts, and a Yukaghir-English
vocabulary. The book will be of interest for scholars of Uralic and
Siberian languages, linguistic typology, and general linguistics.

>From the contents:

1. Introduction
2. Kolyma Yukaghir and its speakers
3. Phonology
4. Parts of speech and inflectional paradigms
5. Nominal morphology
6. Verb morphology
7. Morphology of closed classes
8. Noun phrase and postpositional phrase
9. Syntax of the clause
10. Clause chaining
11. Subordination
12. Nominal predicates and grammatical Focus
13. Sentence types and negation
14. Conference and discourse coherence
Lingfield(s): Language Description
Subject Language(s): Yukaghir, Northern (Language Code: YKG)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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