By Mark L.O. Van de Velde

ISBN-10: 3110204401

ISBN-13: 9783110204407

A Grammar of Eton is the 1st description of the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton. it's also one of many few whole descriptions of a North-western Bantu language. The complicated tonology of Eton is thoroughly analysed and awarded in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain music of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists could be specially drawn 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 helpful analyses of, between others, gender and contract; demanding, element, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they're going to stumble upon many morphosyntactic changes among Eton and the higher recognized jap and Southern Bantu languages, usually because of evolutions formed by way of maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and intricate buildings supply facts 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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