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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 advanced tonology of Eton is punctiliously analysed and awarded in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain song of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists may be in particular drawn to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a couple of logically autonomous phenomena, together with size of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and variety of tonal attachment websites. Typologists and Africanists engaged on morphosyntax will locate necessary analyses of, between others, gender and contract; stressful, element, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they're going to come upon many morphosyntactic variations among Eton and the higher identified jap and Southern Bantu languages, frequently because of evolutions formed by way of maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and complicated structures offer information rarely present in resources at the languages of the area, together with descriptions of non-verbal clauses, concentration, quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.

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