By Nora C. England
This is the 1st full-length reference grammar of Mam, a Mayan language spoken this present 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 intensive fieldwork in Guatemala, A Grammar of Mam, a Mayan Language is predicated 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 based on complementary ideas: to research Mam following essentially conventional degrees of grammatical description and to give fabric in this sort of approach that the heritage info invaluable for realizing each one subject of dialogue shall were formerly supplied. for that reason, England's research of the sound method and morphophonemic procedures of Mam is via 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 reading a Mayan language that's either syntactically and morphologically ergative and that's cutting edge towards strengthening the ergative method. certainly in any respect degrees of linguistic association Mam is cutting edge, and hence it really is uniquely attention-grabbing either traditionally and theoretically.
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A Grammar of Mam, A Mayan Language (Texas Linguistics) by Nora C. England