By Irina Nikolaeva
The e-book is the 1st colossal description of Tundra Nenets, a Uralic language spoken in Western Siberia and the north of eu Russia. It offers a long-lasting piece of documentation of this hugely endangered language. For a language as little researched as Nenets, any element of grammar may perhaps turn out to be of power value for the sphere of linguistics and switch out to be theoretically hard.
Read Online or Download A Grammar of Tundra Nenets PDF
Best communication books
'Here is a welcome advent to sociolinguistics via a number one researcher within the box. clients should be encouraged by means of the breadth and sweep of Meyerhoff's remedy. ' – William Labov, college of Pennsylvania, united states 'Miriam Meyerhoff’s enjoyable quantity revels within the range that's the cornerstone of sociolinguistics – she takes us to each continent to supply modern, fresh and fascinating examples of the main strategies of the self-discipline, and does so in a well-paced and readable kind.
Health and wellbeing pros have to study the conversation abilities that might create collaborative and collectively pleasing relationships with sufferers. The failure of medical professionals to narrate successfully to sufferers ends up in noncompliance, malpractice matches, longer remains in hospitals and different detrimental results. Interpersonal talents could be simply discovered by means of learning the strategies defined via Gordon and Edwards.
Symptoms, discussion and beliefs illustrates and significantly examines — either traditionally and theoretically — the present nation of semiotic discourse from Peirce to Bakhtin, via Saussure, Levinas, Schaff and Rossi-Landi to fashionable semioticians comparable to Umberto Eco. Ponzio is looking for a style to build a suitable language to discuss symptoms and beliefs during this “end of ideology” period.
Many extra files live to tell the tale from the early center a long time than from the Roman Empire. even if ecclesiastical files might account for the dramatic raise within the variety of surviving files, this new research unearths the dimensions and unfold of documentary tradition past the Church. The individuals discover the character of the surviving documentation with out preconceptions to teach that we won't infer altering documentary practices from styles of survival.
- Communicating Effectively with the Chinese
- What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication
- Visual Persuasion: The Role of Images in Advertising
- The ergative construction in Kurdish
Additional info for A Grammar of Tundra Nenets
T 112) 34 Grammatical classes b. crooked ‘His face became crooked from strong pain (lit. ’ (T 67) In the function of ﬁnite predicates, proprietives behave like nouns or adjectives (see Chapter 11): (8) a. ’ (T 254) b. ’ (T 822) The proprietive form of nouns is only derived from singular nouns, even when the meaning of the resulting derivation may presuppose the plurality (or duality) of X. Proprietives are not derived from possessed and proper nouns either, so both *Wera-sawey° ‘with Wera’ and *nʹīsʹa-da-sawey° (father-3SG-PROPR) ‘with his father’ are impossible.
Arka ŋǣwa-sawey° wǣsako ‘the old man holding a big head (somebody else’s head)’ vs. ŋǣwa ŋǣarka wǣsako ‘big-headed man’. With human nouns proprietives are not frequent, although possible, but normally denote a general property. Thus, nʹe-sawey° (woman-PROPR) does not normally mean ‘with the wife’, but has a more general meaning ‘married’. g. g. ŋəmke-sawey° ‘with what’. Proprietives are typically used as attributive modiﬁers. The examples in (6) demonstrate that the noun modiﬁed by the proprietive form triggers singular agreement on the predicate: (6) a.
G. sʹanako- ‘to play’ > sʹanaku (3SG), ləbcʹo- ‘to stick together’ > ləbcʹi (3SG). g. xonʹo- ‘to sleep’ > xoni (3SG). 3 Reﬂexive stem The reﬂexive stem (called ‘special ﬁnite stem’ in Salminen 1997) provides a basis for inﬂection in the reﬂexive conjugation. It is formed in the following way. g. 3SG). 3DU). The alteration verbs do not have a reﬂexive stem, the general ﬁnite stem is used in the reﬂexive conjugation. 4 Remarks on prosodic structure The rules of stress assignment are presented here after Salminen (1997).
A Grammar of Tundra Nenets by Irina Nikolaeva