By Mark L.O. Van de Velde

ISBN-10: 3110204401

ISBN-13: 9783110204407

A Grammar of Eton is the 1st description of the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton. it's also one of many few entire descriptions of a North-western Bantu language. The advanced tonology of Eton is punctiliously analysed and awarded in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain tune of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists should be in particular attracted to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a couple of logically self sustaining phenomena, together with size of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and variety of tonal attachment websites. Typologists and Africanists engaged on morphosyntax will locate valuable analyses of, between others, gender and contract; stressful, point, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they are going to come across many morphosyntactic changes among Eton and the higher recognized jap and Southern Bantu languages, usually as a result of evolutions formed through maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and intricate buildings offer information rarely present in resources at the languages of the quarter, together with descriptions of non-verbal clauses, concentration, quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.

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