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 complicated tonology of Eton is punctiliously analysed and provided 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 self reliant phenomena, together with size of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and variety of tonal attachment websites. Typologists and Africanists engaged on morphosyntax will locate important analyses of, between others, gender and contract; demanding, point, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they are going to come across many morphosyntactic ameliorations 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 complicated buildings offer info hardly ever present in resources at the languages of the zone, 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