By Elena Maslova
Kolyma Yukaghir is a heavily endangered language spoken by way of approximately 50 humans within the northeast of Asiatic Russia. it truly is one of many surviving languages of the Yukaghir relatives, that's thought of by way of assorted students both as an isolate left over from sooner than the growth of alternative languages and language households into Siberia, or as relative of the Uralic kinfolk. in lots of methods, Yukaghir matches the grammatical style frequent one of the languages of Siberia, specifically that of predominantly verb-final dependent-marking language with rather wealthy agglumative morphology and deranking recommendations of clause linking. moreover, it has a couple of typologically remarkably beneficial properties, in order to be of curiosity to common linguists regardless of their theoretical orientation. those comprise Yukaghir focus-marking procedure, differential item marking according to worldwide results of individual hierarchy, the compulsory use of sure possesive markers to point non-coreference of the possessor with the topic, elaborated switch-reference procedure, initimate interplay among point and valence-changing derivation, etc.
The booklet accommodates all significant parts of descriptive grammar, from phonology to syntax, with a unique bankruptcy on coreference and discourse coherence, annotated and translated pattern texts, a Yukaghir-English vocabulary, and a subject matter index. the outline is predicated on large box fabrics and richly exemplified through non-elicited info. The association of the e-book allows its use as a reference grammar, with a variety of cross-references among sections and concise summaries of interrelated phenomena mentioned in numerous elements of the grammar.
The booklet is of curiosity to students of Uralic and Siberian languages, linguistic typology, and normal linguistics.
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A Grammar of Kolyma Yukaghir (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Elena Maslova