By Patience Epps
This paintings is a reference grammar of Hup, a member of the Nadahup kinfolk (also often called Makú or Vaupés-Japura), that is spoken within the fascinatingly multilingual Vaupés zone of the northwest Amazon. This designated description and research is knowledgeable via a functional-typological point of view, with specific connection with areal touch and grammaticalization. The grammar starts off with an creation to the cultural and linguistic heritage of Hup audio system, offers an outline of the phonology, and follows this with chapters on morphosyntax (nominal morphology, verbs and verb compounding, stressful, point, modality, evidentiality, etc.); it concludes with discussions of negation, the easy clause, and clause combining.
A variety of good points of Hup grammar are typologically major, comparable to its technique of inversion in query formation, its process of Differential item Marking, and its therapy of ownership. Hup additionally shows a number of hugely strange paths of grammaticalization, akin to the advance of a verbal destiny suffix from the noun
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A Grammar of Hup (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Patience Epps