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Title: A Syntax of the Nivkh Language
Subtitle: The Amur dialect
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.139
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 139
Description:

This volume, originally published in Russian in 2012, is one of the few larger works on Nivkh (Gilyak), an underinvestigated endangered Paleosiberian language-isolate, that have appeared lately. It is a descriptive grammar based on extensive language data and supplemented with the authors’ experiments and subtle analysis, aimed at elucidating some moot points of the highly specific Nivkh syntax, and with quantitave data. It focuses on syntactic and semantic types of verbs and their aspectual and temporal characteristics, various groups of verbal grammatical morphemes, the use of finite and non-finite verb forms, and especially on numerous converbs, sentence types, word order, two-predicate constructions, relative clauses, direct and indirect speech, text structure and cohesion. The typological expertise and insights of V.P. Nedjalkov and the native intuitions of G.A. Otaina combine to add value to this volume. The book will be of interest to specialists in morphosyntax, typology, general linguistics and indigenous languages.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Morphology
Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Gilyak
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