Download PDF by Patience Epps: A Grammar of Hup (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL])

By Patience Epps

This paintings is a reference grammar of Hup, a member of the Nadahup relatives (also often called Makú or Vaupés-Japura), that's spoken within the fascinatingly multilingual Vaupés sector of the northwest Amazon. This special description and research is trained via a functional-typological point of view, with specific connection with areal touch and grammaticalization. The grammar starts off with an creation to the cultural and linguistic historical past of Hup audio system, offers an summary of the phonology, and follows this with chapters on morphosyntax (nominal morphology, verbs and verb compounding, demanding, element, modality, evidentiality, etc.); it concludes with discussions of negation, the straightforward clause, and clause combining.

A variety of positive factors of Hup grammar are typologically major, resembling its technique of inversion in query formation, its procedure of Differential item Marking, and its therapy of ownership. Hup additionally indicates a number of hugely strange paths of grammaticalization, akin to the improvement of a verbal destiny suffix from the noun
‘stick, tree’.

The publication additionally encompasses a number of texts and a CD-ROM with audio records.

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