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A Grammar of Crow : Studies in the Native Languages of the Americas - Randolph Graczyk

A Grammar of Crow

Studies in the Native Languages of the Americas

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2007
ISBN: 9780803221963
Number Of Pages: 476

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Crow, a Siouan language spoken on the Crow Reservation in southeastern Montana, remains one of the most vital Native American languages, with several thousand speakers. A Grammar of Crow is the first detailed description of the Crow language in a contemporary linguistic framework. Randolph Graczyk draws on more than thirty-five years of daily contact with speakers of the language and his training as a linguist to offer an in-depth description and analysis of the crucial elements of the language, illustrated with numerous examples. The grammar is primarily descriptive, couched in terms of universal linguistic theory. It examines phonological, morphological, and syntactic features and treats the major phonological and morphological structures of Crow, paying considerable attention to the syntax of relative and subordinate clauses, noun incorporation, and various serial verb constructions. The switch reference system is also discussed in detail.

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"Graczyk's grammar comes at an ideal time for those of us working with promoting or teaching the Crow language on the reservation. We are just now seeing the beginnings of an effort to revitalize the language and promote its early use at the family, daycare, and Head Start levels."-Rose Chesarek, Great Plains Research -- Rose Chesarek * Great Plains Research *
"An extraordinarily thorough description, amply illustrated with examples of all sorts. In the grammar, the reader can see the language opened up for scrutiny and then carefully reassembled."-David S. Rood, Journal of Anthropological Research -- David S. Rood * Journal of Anthropological Research *

Introductionp. 1
Phonologyp. 9
Nominal morphologyp. 43
Deixisp. 67
Verb derivationp. 88
Verb inflectionp. 121
Adverbsp. 155
Quantifiersp. 167
Basic clause structurep. 177
Noun phrase structurep. 214
Relative clausesp. 252
Nominal incorporationp. 277
Verb incorporationp. 300
Adverbial subordinate clausesp. 338
Postpositional phrasesp. 361
Independent and cosubordinate clausesp. 390
Interrogativesp. 419
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ISBN: 9780803221963
ISBN-10: 0803221967
Series: Studies in the Native Languages of the Americas
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English , SIO
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 1st November 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.23  x 3.53
Weight (kg): 0.83

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