By Mark L.O. Van de Velde
A Grammar of Eton is the 1st description of the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton. it's also one of many few entire descriptions of a North-western Bantu language. The advanced tonology of Eton is thoroughly analysed and awarded in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain song of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists should be specially attracted to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a few logically autonomous phenomena, together with size of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and variety of tonal attachment websites. Typologists and Africanists engaged on morphosyntax will locate beneficial analyses of, between others, gender and contract; stressful, point, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they'll come upon many morphosyntactic modifications among Eton and the higher identified japanese and Southern Bantu languages, frequently because of evolutions formed via maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and intricate buildings offer info rarely present in resources at the languages of the sector, together with descriptions of non-verbal clauses, concentration, quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.
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A Grammar of Eton (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Mark L.O. Van de Velde