A descriptive grammar of Huehuetla Tepehua by by Susan Smythe Kung. PDF

By by Susan Smythe Kung.

This dissertation is a finished description of the grammar of Huehuetla Tepehua (HT), that is a member of the Totonacan language family members. HT is spoken by means of fewer than 1500 humans in and round the city of Huehuetla, Hidalgo, within the jap Sierra Madre mountains of the important Gulf Coast area of Mexico. This grammar starts with an creation to the language, its language kinfolk, and its environment, in addition to a  Read more...

Show description

Read or Download A descriptive grammar of Huehuetla Tepehua PDF

Best linguistics books

Writing Systems of the World - download pdf or read online

This publication is an account of the writing platforms of the area from earliest occasions to the current. Its objective is to discover the advanced ways that writing platforms relate to the language they depict. Writing, Coulmas contends, isn't just the consultant or garment of spoken language, yet has a deep and lasting impression at the improvement of language itself.

Read e-book online The Banned List PDF

Undesirable English, as George Orwell argued so eloquently over 60 years in the past, is an indication of laziness, sloppy idea or insincerity. but why is it then that such a lot of folks stay in thrall to clichés, stale idioms and empty words in terms of expressing ourselves? Jargon and clichés are certainly eye-catching: they're speedy, effortless and (we wish to imagine) they make us seem like we all know what we're speaking approximately.

Get Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing: PDF

This two-volume set, together with LNCS 7181 and LNCS 7182, constitutes the completely refereed court cases of the thirteenth foreign convention on laptop Linguistics and clever Processing, held in New Delhi, India, in March 2012. the complete of ninety two complete papers have been rigorously reviewed and chosen for inclusion within the complaints.

Get On Chinese Modal Particle A (啊): A Pragmatic and Semantic PDF

Chinese language modal debris function prominently in chinese language people’s day-by-day use of the language, yet their pragmatic and semantic features are elusive as generally acknowledged via chinese language linguists and academics of chinese language as a overseas language. This publication originates from an in depth and extensive empirical learn of the chinese language modal particle a (), probably the most often used modal debris in Mandarin chinese language.

Additional info for A descriptive grammar of Huehuetla Tepehua

Example text

2 Illustration 4: Angela Patricio Tolentino, Wearing Traditional Tepehua Dress, Huehuetla, Hidalgo, Mexico, May 2005 Farming is the dominant economic activity of the Tepehua people in Huehuetla. They cultivate and sell coffee and corn. They cultivate squash, peppers, palm, and tomatoes for personal use. Unlike the Totonac of Papantla, the Tepehua do not traditionally cultivate vanilla. The Tepehua do not participate in community 2 See also the INEGI Archivo Histórico de Localidades: Huehuetla, Hidalgo.

If this pattern continues, the language likely will be dead in the next two-to-three generations (Krauss 1992). HT is a polysynthetic, head-marking (Nichols 1986) language with complex verbal morphology. Inflectional affixes include both prefixes and suffixes for which a templatic pattern is difficult to model. Third person singular is not marked on the verb, but—for reasons that are enumerated in Chapter 3— cannot be analyzed as a zero marker occupying a given slot in a verbal template. In addition to inflectional and derivational morphology, the HT verbs are also host to a large number of aspectual derivational morphemes, each of which alters the meaning of the verb in a very specific way.

5 OVERVIEW OF THE GRAMMAR Chapter 2: Phonology presents the Huehuetla Tepehua phonemes and their allophones, the practical orthography that I use to represent HT in all subsequent chapters, a phonemic merger that is currently taking place in the language, the syllable structure, rules for primary and secondary stress assignment, general phonological processes that occur in the language, and morphophonemic processes that affect the boundaries of particular morphemes. I have put everything having to do with verbs into Chapter 3: Verbs and Verbal Morphology.

Download PDF sample

A descriptive grammar of Huehuetla Tepehua by by Susan Smythe Kung.

by James

Rated 4.77 of 5 – based on 4 votes