A Grammar of Nuosu

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Walter de Gruyter, Oct 14, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 573 pages

This is the first modern grammar of Nuosu written in English. Nuosu belongs to a little known section of Tibeto-Burman. The 2.5 Million ethnic Nuosu are part of the Yi nationality and live in Sichuan (China). This grammar informs Tibeto-Burman linguists, typologists, scholars of language contact and foreign learners of Nuosu.

 

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Contents

1 The people and their environment
1
2 Language background
7
3 Phonology
21
4 Word structure
33
5 The noun phrase
63
6 The verb phrase
175
7 Tense and aspect
253
8 Modality and evidentiality
346
11 Valency changing constructions
435
12 Versatile constructions
453
13 Complex sentences
472
14 Topic and focus
496
15 Speech act particles
505
References
517
Folk Stories
525
Name Index
541

9 Adverbs and negation
383
10 Subject and object
413

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Matthias Gerner, City University of Hong Kong.

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