By Nora C. England
This is the 1st full-length reference grammar of Mam, a Mayan language spoken this day through 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 via 12,000 humans in San Ildefonso Ixtahuacan within the division of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
England organizes A Grammar of Mam in response to complementary ideas: to investigate Mam following essentially conventional degrees of grammatical description and to provide fabric in this type of method that the historical past details priceless for realizing each one subject of debate shall were formerly supplied. therefore, England's research of the sound approach and morphophonemic procedures of Mam is through 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 interpreting a Mayan language that's either syntactically and morphologically ergative and that's leading edge towards strengthening the ergative approach. certainly in any respect degrees of linguistic association Mam is leading edge, and for that reason it's uniquely attention-grabbing either traditionally and theoretically.
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A Grammar of Mam, A Mayan Language (Texas Linguistics) by Nora C. England