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LINGUIST List 25.2201

Mon May 19 2014

Books: A Grammar of Tundra Nenets: Nikolaeva

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-May-2014
From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com>
Subject: A Grammar of Tundra Nenets: Nikolaeva
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Title: A Grammar of Tundra Nenets
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library [MGL] 65
Published: 2014
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/208261?format=G

Author: Irina Nikolaeva
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110320640 Pages: 511 Price: Europe EURO 149.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110320473 Pages: 511 Price: Europe EURO 149.95

The book is the first substantial description of Tundra Nenets, a highly endangered Uralic language spoken in Western Siberia and the north of European Russia, destined for the international linguistic community. Its purpose is to provide a thorough documentation of all of the major grammatical phenomena in the language. The grammar particularly emphasizes the description of syntax, because this has traditionally been a very neglected area of Nenets studies. Many syntactic aspects have not received a systematic treatment in the existing literature or have not been addressed at all. Since the existing works are not easily available, incomplete, or idiosyncratically presented, Tundra Nenets syntax has played little or no role in the considerations of modern linguists, whether more descriptively or theoretically inclined. The book is largely descriptive: it is not intended to address theoretical questions per se and the description is not meant to be formulated within a particular framework. However, it identifies and discusses issues which are of broad typological and theoretical interest. The description is richly exemplified. Most of the cited examples are the result of fieldwork conducted by the in various locations. They are sentences produced by native speakers either spontaneously or elicited in response to questions posed in Russian. Other examples are excerpts from original texts.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Language Typology

Subject Language(s): Nenets (yrk)
                            Russian (rus)
Language Family(ies): Uralic

Written In: English (eng)

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