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 whole 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 music of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists should be particularly drawn to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a couple of 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 priceless analyses of, between others, gender and contract; annoying, element, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they'll come across many morphosyntactic adjustments among Eton and the higher recognized japanese and Southern Bantu languages, usually as a result of evolutions formed via maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and complicated buildings offer information not often present in resources at the languages of the quarter, together with descriptions of non-verbal clauses, concentration, quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.
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