New PDF release: A Grammar of Mam, a Mayan language

By Nora C. England

ISBN-10: 0292727267

ISBN-13: 9780292727267

This can be the 1st full-length reference grammar of Mam, a Mayan language spoken at the present time via over 400,000 humans within the western highlands of Guatemala and the nation of Chiapas, Mexico. the results of over 3 years of in depth fieldwork in Guatemala, A Grammar of Mam, a Mayan Language relies at the dialect of Mam spoken by means of 12,000 humans in San Ildefonso Ixtahuacan within the division of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. England organizes A Grammar of Mam in line with complementary ideas: to research Mam following essentially conventional degrees of grammatical description and to offer fabric in this kind of approach that the heritage details useful for knowing every one subject of dialogue shall were formerly supplied. for this reason, England's research of the sound approach and morphophonemic methods of Mam is by way of an outline of the features of root, inflectional, and derivational morphology. Chapters on word constitution precede chapters on sentence-level syntax. A Grammar of Mam is of specific curiosity in examining a Mayan language that's either syntactically and morphologically ergative and that's cutting edge towards strengthening the ergative process. certainly in any respect degrees of linguistic association Mam is leading edge, and for that reason it truly is uniquely attention-grabbing either traditionally and theoretically.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Grammar of Mam, a Mayan language PDF

Best foreign language dictionaries & thesauruses books

Hippocrene Standard Dictionary: Polish-English by Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski PDF

I admire the structure of the dictionary (the sections of helpful material), and the pronunciation guides.

I imagine it's missing within the variety of phrases that it interprets from the Polish to the English, specifically. really want it had extra phrases than it does, so needs to provide it not more than three stars.

Download e-book for iPad: The Rough Guide to Egyptian Arabic Dictionary Phrasebook 2 by Lexus, Rough Guides

Make new pals with the aid of the revised tough consultant Egyptian Arabic Phrasebook. even if you must e-book a lodge room, lease a automobile or cost the neighborhood bus instances, this pocket-sized phrasebook may have you talking the language very quickly. specified by a transparent A-Z kind, the 3rd variation contains 16-pages of extra situation fabric.

Download e-book for kindle: Webster's Korean to English Crossword Puzzles: Level 11 by Philip M. Parker

Whether you don't like crossword puzzles, you could prove loving those. Designed for mother-tongue or thoroughly fluent audio system of Korean eager to enhance their English abilities, the puzzles can also be pleasing to English audio system. they're formatted in order that every one puzzle will be solved in 15 to half-hour.

Extra info for A Grammar of Mam, a Mayan language

Sample text

61 and then If a construction is neither potential nor imperative, aspect is obligatory. The potential mode suffix for transitive verbs occurs very rarely, since it only accompanies transitive verbs without directiona1s, and of enclitics, agent and the patient. If the agent does not require an en­ 3 clitic, then the patient cannot have an enc1itic • If the agent does require an enclitic, then the patient mayor may not be indicated by the enclitic. Consequently agent involve­ ment and first person involvement are clear, but patients can be ambiguous, as can nonfirst person involvement.

Of the object which has the characteristic of being fat. If a related adjective is used instead, the structure of the sentence is different different position in the noun phrase (chapter 5), The num­ ber one functions as an indefinite article, and the number 84 ROOTS AND WORDS ROOTS AND WORDS 85 two functions as an indefinite plural. The numbers in Mam are: roots which function as affect words with no derivation or inflection; other affect words are derived from positional juun 1 jun1aaj 11 wiinqan juun 21 and verb roots (see chapter 4).

What' 95 I ROOTS AND WORDS 96 ROOTS AND WORDS 'you (familiar between men)' 97 5. A space is left between the two roots in this example CVne q'any eveve b'isan 'soon' but not in the previous example. cvevve joraat 'quickly' writing conventions of native speakers, and perhaps eeV7 kyja7 'like this' This follows the indicates that some compounds are more singly lexemic than others. 6. An NOTES 1. It may seem contrived and over-analytical to analyze at initial~-, xh-, ~-, or ch- is most likely a prefix if it precedes another consonant (4, #1).

Download PDF sample

A Grammar of Mam, a Mayan language by Nora C. England

by Ronald

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 27 votes