By Eung-Do Cook
more likely to turn into one of many vintage works in Amerindian linguistics, this ebook offers a finished grammar of Sarcee, an Athapaskan language spoken in southern Alberta. in keeping with the voluminous notes gathered through Edward Sapir in 1922 and supplemented via broad facts from Cook's personal paintings with the few final audio system of Sarcee, the ebook not just bargains with all significant components of linguistic constitution but in addition bargains insights into linguistic adjustments that have happened in this century. basically descriptive, with various examples drawn from textual content fabrics to help claims approximately grammatical constitution or rule, the booklet additionally includes many money owed of Sarcee and Athapaskan info which endure considerably on present theoretical concerns. even supposing the over-all procedure is generative transformational, the cloth is gifted in modern analytical and descriptive terminology. Preceded by means of an advent defining the orthographic conventions and abbreviations used in the course of the e-book, the subsequent 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 big documentation of the geographically and linguistically very important Sarcee language, this ebook could be welcomed by way of students in Athapaskan reviews in addition to by way of linguists typically as an important contribution to the final wisdom of language and linguistic conception.
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A Sarcee grammar by Eung-Do Cook