A Grammar of Eton (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Mark L.O. Van de Velde

By Mark L.O. Van de Velde

A Grammar of Eton is the 1st description of the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton. it's also one of many few entire descriptions of a North-western Bantu language. The complicated tonology of Eton is thoroughly analysed and provided in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain song of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists may be specifically drawn to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a few logically self reliant phenomena, together with size of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and variety of tonal attachment websites. Typologists and Africanists engaged on morphosyntax will locate valuable analyses of, between others, gender and contract; annoying, point, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they are going to come across many morphosyntactic adjustments among Eton and the higher identified japanese and Southern Bantu languages, frequently as a result of evolutions formed via maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and complicated structures supply information hardly ever present in resources at the languages of the sector, together with descriptions of non-verbal clauses, concentration, quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.



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