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

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 area of the northwest Amazon. This special description and research is educated through a functional-typological viewpoint, with specific connection with areal touch and grammaticalization. The grammar starts off with an creation to the cultural and linguistic history of Hup audio system, provides an summary of the phonology, and follows this with chapters on morphosyntax (nominal morphology, verbs and verb compounding, stressful, element, modality, evidentiality, etc.); it concludes with discussions of negation, the easy clause, and clause combining.

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

The booklet additionally contains a choice of texts and a CD-ROM with audio records.

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