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LINGUIST List 19.826

Wed Mar 12 2008

Books: Language Documentation/Morphology: Nowak

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Inuktitut: Nowak

Message 1: Inuktitut: Nowak
Date: 11-Mar-2008
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Inuktitut: Nowak
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Title: Inuktitut
Subtitle: Eine grammatische Skizze
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 470
Published: 2008
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Author: Elke Nowak
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895861246 Pages: 92 Price: Europe EURO 44.00

Inuktitut is the official name of the language of the Inuit, as it is
spoken in the Canadian Arctic, in Nunavut Territory, where it has the
status of an official language, and Arctic Quebec. Inuktitut is learned as
first language by young children and spoken by approximately 30.000
speakers as mother tongue. It is a polysynthetic language, exhibiting full
morphological productivity, not restricted to what might be thought of as
'word formation'.

This sketch grammar focuses on synthetic processes, their range and
capacities as being essentially grammatical in nature, creating full
propositions, meta level utterances such as indirect speech and as sole
means to establish a coherent discourse.

Inuktitut wird in der kanadischen Arktis, im Territorium Nunavut und in
Arctic Quebec, von ca. 30.000 Menschen gesprochen und steht in einem
Varietätenkontinuum mit den benachbarten Sprachen der Familie
„Eskimo-Aleut", deren Verbreitungsgebiet sich von Ostgrönland bis zur
Nordostspitze Asiens erstreckt.

Inuktitut ist eine polysynthetische Sprache und zeichnet sich durch
uneingeschränkte morphologische Produktivität und Komplexität aus. Die
vorliegende grammatische Skizze richtet ihr Augenmerk vorrangig auf diese
synthetischen Prozesse, die sich keineswegs auf lexikalische Produktivität
im Sinne einer ‚Wortbildung' beschränken, sondern weitestgehend grammatisch
konfigurierende Prozesse umfassen. Ausführlich behandelt werden auch die
Kapazitäten der extrem differenzierten Flexionsparadigmen, insbesondere der
Verbalflexion, die vollständige Propositionen konstituiert und durch die
allein ein kohärenter Diskurs gewährleistet wird.


0. Vorwort
1. Bekanntschaft mit Inuktitut
1.1. Die Sprachgruppe Eskimo - Aleut
1.2. Eastern Eskimo: Inuktitut und Kalaallisut
2. Geschichte und Erforschung
3. Verschriftung und Standard
4. Morphologie und Synthese
4.1. Die morphologische Struktur von Inuktitut
4.2. Nuclei als freie Morpheme - Nuclei als gebundene Morpheme
4.3. Affixe
5. Grammatische Markierungen
5.1. Verbalkomplexe
5.1.1. Intransitiv - Transitiv
5.1.2. Modus
5.2. Nominalkomplexe
5.2.1. Kasus und Numerus
5.2.2. Possession (relationale Nomen)
5.2.3 Personalpronomen
6. Verbklassen - Nuclei
7. Synthese
7.1. Synthese als Prozess im Allgemeinen
7.2. Synthetische Prozesse im Einzelnen
7.2.1. Weiterbildende Affixe: nominale
7.2.2. Weiterbildende Affixe: verbale
7.2.3. Umkategorisierende Affixe: inkorporierende
7.2.4. Umkategorisierende Affixe nominalisierende
7.3. Lexikalisierte Affixkombinationen
7.4. Epistemische Affixe
7.5. Argumentmanipulation
7.5.1. Passiv
7.5.2. Antipassiv
7.5.3. Reflexiv
7.5.4. Kausativ

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Inuktitut, Eastern Canadian (ike)

Written In: German, Standard (deu )

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