By Eung-Do Cook
prone to turn into one of many vintage works in Amerindian linguistics, this publication provides a accomplished grammar of Sarcee, an Athapaskan language spoken in southern Alberta. in keeping with the voluminous notes gathered by way of Edward Sapir in 1922 and supplemented by means of broad information from Cook's personal paintings with the few ultimate audio system of Sarcee, the e-book not just offers with all significant components of linguistic constitution but in addition deals insights into linguistic alterations that have happened in this century. essentially descriptive, with a variety of examples drawn from textual content fabrics to help claims approximately grammatical constitution or rule, the booklet additionally includes many debts of Sarcee and Athapaskan facts which endure considerably on present theoretical concerns. even though the over-all procedure is generative transformational, the cloth is gifted in modern analytical and descriptive terminology. Preceded through an advent defining the orthographic conventions and abbreviations used through the ebook, 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. a huge documentation of the geographically and linguistically very important Sarcee language, this ebook may be welcomed by way of students in Athapaskan reports in addition to via linguists generally as an important contribution to the overall wisdom of language and linguistic thought.
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