By Mark L.O. Van de Velde

A Grammar of Eton is the 1st description of the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton. it's also one of many few whole descriptions of a North-western Bantu language. The complicated tonology of Eton is punctiliously analysed and offered in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain tune of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists might be particularly drawn to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a few logically autonomous phenomena, together with size of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and variety of tonal attachment websites. Typologists and Africanists engaged on morphosyntax will locate invaluable analyses of, between others, gender and contract; annoying, element, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they'll come across many morphosyntactic variations among Eton and the higher identified jap and Southern Bantu languages, frequently because of evolutions formed through maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and complicated buildings supply information not often present in assets at the languages of the area, together with descriptions of non-verbal clauses, concentration, quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.

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