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By Nora C. England

This is the 1st full-length reference grammar of Mam, a Mayan language spoken at the present time by means of over 400,000 humans within the western highlands of Guatemala and the nation of Chiapas, Mexico. the results of over 3 years of intensive fieldwork in Guatemala, A Grammar of Mam, a Mayan Language is predicated at the dialect of Mam spoken through 12,000 humans in San Ildefonso Ixtahuacan within the division of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

England organizes A Grammar of Mam based on complementary rules: to research Mam following essentially conventional degrees of grammatical description and to provide fabric in any such approach that the heritage details invaluable for knowing every one subject of dialogue shall were formerly supplied. therefore, England's research of the sound approach and morphophonemic procedures of Mam is via an outline of the features of root, inflectional, and derivational morphology. Chapters on word constitution precede chapters on sentence-level syntax.

A Grammar of Mam is of specific curiosity in examining a Mayan language that's either syntactically and morphologically ergative and that's leading edge towards strengthening the ergative method. certainly in any respect degrees of linguistic association Mam is leading edge, and hence it really is uniquely fascinating either traditionally and theoretically.

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