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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 via 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 via 12,000 humans in San Ildefonso Ixtahuacan within the division of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

England organizes A Grammar of Mam in line with complementary ideas: to research Mam following primarily conventional degrees of grammatical description and to provide fabric in the sort of approach that the history info worthy for realizing each one subject of debate shall were formerly supplied. therefore, England's research of the sound method and morphophonemic tactics of Mam is through 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 studying a Mayan language that's either syntactically and morphologically ergative and that's cutting edge towards strengthening the ergative process. certainly in any respect degrees of linguistic association Mam is leading edge, and accordingly it really is uniquely fascinating either traditionally and theoretically.

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