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A Grammar of Moseten : Mouton Grammar Library - Jeanette Sakel

A Grammar of Moseten

Mouton Grammar Library

Hardcover Published: 24th November 2004
ISBN: 9783110183405
Number Of Pages: 535
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Moseten belongs to the small, unclassified language family Mosetenan and is spoken by roughly 800 people in the foothills of the Bolivian Andes and the adjoining lowland region. This book provides a grammatical description of Moseten in the form of a descriptive reference grammar. It is based on the author's extensive fieldwork in Bolivia and is intended to be comprehensive and aimed at linguists from all backgrounds. Belonging to an unclassified language family, Moseten is of special interest to typologists, historical linguists, contact linguists and South Americanists.

The grammar is divided into a chapter on phonology (2.) and six chapters on the morphology: morphological processes (3.) the nominal system (4.), pronouns and reference (5.), adjectives and adverbs (6.), quantification (7.) and the verbal system (8.). These chapters are followed by voice (9.), negation (10.) and modality and discourse markers (11.). Finally, there are two syntactically oriented chapters on clause types (12.) and clause combinations (13.). In the appendix, three types of texts, a list of morphemes, a list of references and further bibliographical notes are added. Furthermore, there is an index.

This grammar is the first accessible and comprehensive description of a Mosetenan language.

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"[...] not only a high-quality language description that surely will be actively used by typologists of all sorts, but also an invaluable point of reference for comparative studies of South American languages."Olesya Khanina in: Linguist List 16.1245

Map I : Bolivia
Map II : the area where Moseten and Chimane are spoken
Introductionp. 1
Phonologyp. 17
Morphological processesp. 53
The nominal systemp. 63
Pronouns and referencep. 117
Adjectives and adverbsp. 143
Quantificationp. 167
The verbal systemp. 181
Voicep. 297
Negationp. 329
Modality and discourse markersp. 339
Clause typesp. 371
Clause combinationsp. 403
Textsp. 447
Word order in written textsp. 461
List of grammatical markersp. 463
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ISBN: 9783110183405
ISBN-10: 3110183404
Series: Mouton Grammar Library
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 535
Published: 24th November 2004
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.44 x 17.02  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.92