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Subject: A Grammar of Semelai: Kruspe
 

	
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Subject: A Grammar of Semelai: Kruspe

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Title: A Grammar of Semelai 
Publication Year: 2010 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
	   http://us.cambridge.org
	

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521144995 


Author: Nicole Kruspe

Paperback: ISBN:  9780521144995 Pages: 519 Price: U.K. £ 35.00


Abstract:

New Edition

Semelai is a previously undescribed and endangered Aslian (Mon-Khmer)
language of the Malay Peninsula. This book - the first in-depth description
of an Aslian language - provides a comprehensive reference grammar of
Semelai. Semelai intertwines two types of morphological system: a
concatenative system of prefixes, suffixes and a circumfix - acquired
through extended contact with Malay - and a nonconcatenative system of
prefixes and infixes (including infix reduplication), inherited from
Mon-Khmer. There are distinctive word classes - Nominals, Verbs and
Expressives - the latter iconic utterances which simultaneously provide
information about the predicate and its arguments. Semelai has many
derivational processes which change word class or affect transitivity, and
it combines both head-marking and dependent-marking profiles. It also has a
rich phonemic system of 20 vowels and 32 consonants. Nicole Kruspe's
discussion is complemented with a generous number of illustrative examples
and texts, creating a reference work that will be welcomed by
descriptivists and typologists alike.

- Comprehensive reference grammar of a previously undescribed and currently
endangered language 
- The first reference grammar of a language from the Asian branch of Mon-Khmer 
- Provides extensive data on typologically unusual morphological processes
of reduplication, including infix reduplication 



Contents

1. Semelai; 
2. Phonology and phonotactics; 
3. Morphology; 
4. Word classes; 
5. The verb; 
6. Pronouns: personal, ignorative, and demonstrative; 
7. The noun phrase;
8. Prepositions and the prepositional phrase; 
9. Grammatical relations, constituent order and coding strategies; 
10. Basic clauses; 
11. Complex clauses; 
12. Expressives; 
13. The quotative marker, interjections and discourse clitics; 
14. Texts. 


Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Semelai (sza)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=49830


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