A Sarcee Grammar by Eung-Do Cook

By Eung-Do Cook

prone to develop into one of many vintage works in Amerindian linguistics, this publication offers a entire grammar of Sarcee, an Athapaskan language spoken in southern Alberta. according to the voluminous notes gathered via Edward Sapir in 1922 and supplemented through vast information from Cook's personal paintings with the few last audio system of Sarcee, the booklet not just offers with all significant components of linguistic constitution but additionally deals insights into linguistic alterations that have happened in this century. basically descriptive, with a number of examples drawn from textual content fabrics to aid claims approximately grammatical constitution or rule, the e-book additionally comprises many money owed of Sarcee and Athapaskan facts which undergo considerably on present theoretical matters. even supposing the over-all technique is generative transformational, the cloth is gifted in modern analytical and descriptive terminology. Preceded via an advent defining the orthographic conventions and abbreviations used during the e-book, the next chapters are dedicated to an intensive dialogue of syntax, phonology, and morphology. The chapters on syntax represent the single in-depth presentation of such fabric for any northern Athapaskan language. an immense documentation of the geographically and linguistically vital Sarcee language, this e-book can be welcomed by way of students in Athapaskan stories in addition to by way of linguists quite often as an important contribution to the overall wisdom of language and linguistic conception.

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