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Title: A Grammar of Kolyma Yukaghir
Written By: Elena Maslova
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library 27

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. Coreference and discourse coherence

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Yukaghir, Northern
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110175274
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xviii, 609
Prices: Euro 148.00 / sFr 237,- / ca. US$ 148.00