A Grammar of Kolyma Yukaghir (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Elena Maslova

By Elena Maslova

Kolyma Yukaghir is a heavily endangered language spoken via approximately 50 humans within the northeast of Asiatic Russia. it's one of many surviving languages of the Yukaghir family members, that's thought of via diverse students both as an isolate left over from ahead of the growth of alternative languages and language households into Siberia, or as relative of the Uralic family members. in lots of methods, Yukaghir matches the grammatical kind common one of the languages of Siberia, specifically that of predominantly verb-final dependent-marking language with rather wealthy agglumative morphology and deranking innovations of clause linking. in addition, it has a couple of typologically remarkably positive aspects, so that it will be of curiosity to normal linguists without reference to their theoretical orientation. those contain Yukaghir focus-marking approach, differential item marking according to worldwide results of individual hierarchy, the compulsory use of sure possesive markers to point non-coreference of the possessor with the topic, elaborated switch-reference procedure, initimate interplay among point and valence-changing derivation, etc.

The e-book comprises all significant parts of descriptive grammar, from phonology to syntax, with a distinct bankruptcy on coreference and discourse coherence, annotated and translated pattern texts, a Yukaghir-English vocabulary, and a topic index. the outline relies on wide box fabrics and richly exemplified via non-elicited info. The association of the ebook allows its use as a reference grammar, with quite a few cross-references among sections and concise summaries of interrelated phenomena mentioned in a number of elements of the grammar.

The publication is of curiosity to students of Uralic and Siberian languages, linguistic typology, and normal linguistics.

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