A Grammar of Tundra Nenets (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Irina Nikolaeva

By Irina Nikolaeva

The publication is the 1st mammoth description of Tundra Nenets, a hugely endangered Uralic language spoken in Western Siberia and the north of eu Russia, destined for the foreign linguistic group. Its function is to supply a radical documentation of the entire significant grammatical phenomena within the language. The grammar relatively emphasizes the outline of syntax, simply because this has routinely been a truly ignored sector of Nenets reviews. Many syntactic facets haven't got a scientific remedy within the present literature or haven't been addressed in any respect. because the latest works should not simply to be had, incomplete, or idiosyncratically offered, Tundra Nenets syntax has performed very little function within the concerns of contemporary linguists, no matter if extra descriptively or theoretically vulnerable. The e-book is basically descriptive: it's not meant to deal with theoretical questions in keeping with se and the outline isn't really intended to be formulated inside a selected framework. besides the fact that, it identifies and discusses matters that are of extensive typological and theoretical curiosity. the outline is richly exemplified. many of the brought up examples are the results of fieldwork performed by way of the in numerous destinations. they're sentences produced by way of local audio system both spontaneously or elicited in line with questions posed in Russian. different examples are excerpts from unique texts.

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