By Nora C. England
This is the 1st full-length reference grammar of Mam, a Mayan language spoken this present day via over 400,000 humans within the western highlands of Guatemala and the country of Chiapas, Mexico. the results of over 3 years of intensive fieldwork in Guatemala, A Grammar of Mam, a Mayan Language is predicated at the dialect of Mam spoken via 12,000 humans in San Ildefonso Ixtahuacan within the division of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
England organizes A Grammar of Mam in response to complementary rules: to research Mam following primarily conventional degrees of grammatical description and to give fabric in the sort of means that the historical past info useful for knowing each one subject of debate shall were formerly supplied. as a result, England's research of the sound procedure and morphophonemic strategies of Mam is by means of an outline of the features of root, inflectional, and derivational morphology. Chapters on word constitution precede chapters on sentence-level syntax.
A Grammar of Mam is of specific curiosity in reading a Mayan language that's either syntactically and morphologically ergative and that's leading edge towards strengthening the ergative process. certainly in any respect degrees of linguistic association Mam is cutting edge, and as a result it truly is uniquely fascinating either traditionally and theoretically.
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