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 provided in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain song of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists might be particularly attracted to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a few logically self sufficient phenomena, together with size of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and variety of tonal attachment websites. Typologists and Africanists engaged on morphosyntax will locate necessary analyses of, between others, gender and contract; demanding, element, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they'll come across many morphosyntactic transformations among Eton and the higher recognized japanese and Southern Bantu languages, usually as a result of evolutions formed by way of maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and complicated structures supply information infrequently present in assets at the languages of the area, 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