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 whole descriptions of a North-western Bantu language. The advanced tonology of Eton is thoroughly analysed and provided in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain music of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists could be specifically drawn to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a couple of 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 beneficial analyses of, between others, gender and contract; demanding, point, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they're going to come upon many morphosyntactic ameliorations among Eton and the higher recognized jap and Southern Bantu languages, frequently as a result of evolutions formed by means of maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and complicated structures supply info not often present in assets at the languages of the quarter, together with descriptions of non-verbal clauses, concentration, quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.

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