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By Patience Epps

ISBN-10: 3110195887

ISBN-13: 9783110195880

This paintings is a reference grammar of Hup, a member of the Nadahup relatives (also referred to as Makú or Vaupés-Japura), that is spoken within the fascinatingly multilingual Vaupés quarter of the northwest Amazon. This targeted description and research is knowledgeable via a functional-typological standpoint, with specific connection with areal touch and grammaticalization. The grammar starts with an creation to the cultural and linguistic heritage of Hup audio system, offers an outline of the phonology, and follows this with chapters on morphosyntax (nominal morphology, verbs and verb compounding, annoying, element, modality, evidentiality, etc.); it concludes with discussions of negation, the straightforward clause, and clause combining.

A variety of beneficial properties of Hup grammar are typologically major, reminiscent of its technique of inversion in query formation, its method of Differential item Marking, and its remedy of ownership. Hup additionally indicates numerous hugely strange paths of grammaticalization, corresponding to the advance of a verbal destiny suffix from the noun
‘stick, tree’.

The e-book additionally incorporates a number of texts and a CD-ROM with audio records.

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