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LINGUIST List 19.2131

Thu Jul 03 2008

Books: Language Documentation/Typology: van de Velde

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, A Grammar of Eton: van de Velde


Message 1: A Grammar of Eton: van de Velde
Date: 01-Jul-2008
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: A Grammar of Eton: van de Velde
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Title: A Grammar of Eton
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library [MGL] 46
Published: 2008
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/imp/mouton/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110204407-1

Author: Mark L. O. van de Velde
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110204407 Pages: 432 Price: Europe EURO 148.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110204407 Pages: 432 Price: U.S. $ 237.00 Comment: For orders placed in North America only.
Abstract:

A Grammar of Eton is the first description of the Cameroonian Bantu
language Eton. It is also one of the few complete descriptions of a
North-western Bantu language. The complex tonology of Eton is carefully
analysed and presented in a simple and consistent descriptive framework,
which permits the reader to keep track of Eton's many tonal morphemes.
Phonologists will be especially interested in the analysis of stem initial
prominence, which manifests itself in a number of logically independent
phenomena, including length of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and
number of tonal attachment sites. Typologists and Africanists working on
morphosyntax will find useful analyses of, among others, gender and
agreement; tense, aspect, mood and negation; and verbal derivation. They
will encounter many morphosyntactic differences between Eton and the better
known Eastern and Southern Bantu languages, often due to evolutions shaped
by maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause structure and
complex constructions provide data hardly found in sources on the languages
of the region, including descriptions of non-verbal clauses, focus,
quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Morphology
                            Phonology
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Eton (eto)

Written In: English (eng )

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