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Lynda Boudreault Mouton Grammar Library [Mgl]: A Grammar of Sierra Popoluca (Series #73) (Hardcover)

Lynda Boudreault Mouton Grammar Library [Mgl]: A Grammar of Sierra Popoluca (Series #73) (Hardcover)

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The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There are no restrictions as to language family or area, and although special attention is paid to hitherto undescribed languages, new and valuable treatments of better known languages are also included. No theoretical model is imposed on the authors; the only criterion is a high standard of scientific quality.

This work is a comprehensive description of the grammar of Sierra Popoluca, a Mixe-Zoquean language spoken by approximately 28,000 people in Veracruz, Mexico. This detailed description and analysis includes an overview of the language and its family, its typological features and its phonology. The grammar also provides an overview of the word classes, including verbs, nouns, relational nouns/postpositions, adjectives, adverbs, numbers, and formative types.

The bulk of this grammar is devoted to the morphosyntax of Sierra Popoluca, including nouns and nominal morphology, verbs and verbal morphology, and the mechanisms for expressing tense, aspect, mood, and modality. An agglutinating, polysynthetic, head-marking language with ergative-absolutive alignment and sensitivity to animacy and saliency hierarchies, Sierra Popoluca has a number of strategies to form complex predicates, which include verb serialization, noun incorporation, and dependent verb constructions. These complex predicate formation strategies and sentence-level syntax are also described here. A compilation of interlinearized texts appears in the appendix. There is no competing work that provides the breadth and depth of coverage of the Sierra Popoluca grammar.

• Author: Lynda Boudreault • ISBN:9783110411676 • Format:Hardcover • Publication Date:2018-08-21




Series Title

Mouton Grammar Library [Mgl]


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Lynda Boudreault


A Grammar of Sierra Popoluca



Publication Date

August, 2018

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9.61 x 6.69 x 1.56 Inches



SKU: WA280509921

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