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 relations, that is thought of through varied students both as an isolate left over from earlier than the growth of alternative languages and language households into Siberia, or as a far off relative of the Uralic family members. in lots of methods, Yukaghir matches the grammatical variety common one of the languages of Siberia, particularly that of predominantly verb-final dependent-marking language with particularly wealthy agglumative morphology and deranking techniques of clause linking. in addition, it has a few typologically remarkably beneficial properties, as a way to be of curiosity to basic linguists regardless of their theoretical orientation. those contain Yukaghir focus-marking method, differential item marking in line with international results of individual hierarchy, the compulsory use of certain possesive markers to point non-coreference of the possessor with the topic, elaborated switch-reference procedure, initimate interplay among element and valence-changing derivation, etc.
The booklet comprises all significant elements of descriptive grammar, from phonology to syntax, with a different bankruptcy on coreference and discourse coherence, annotated and translated pattern texts, a Yukaghir-English vocabulary, and a topic index. the outline is predicated on huge box fabrics and richly exemplified through non-elicited facts. The association of the publication allows its use as a reference grammar, with various cross-references among sections and concise summaries of interrelated phenomena mentioned in a number of elements of the grammar.
The booklet is of curiosity to students of Uralic and Siberian languages, linguistic typology, and common linguistics.
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A Grammar of Kolyma Yukaghir (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Elena Maslova