A Grammar of Semelai by Nicole KruspeA Grammar of Semelai by Nicole Kruspe

A Grammar of Semelai

byNicole Kruspe

Paperback | March 2, 2011

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This volume comprises the first comprehensive grammar of a language from the Aslian subgroup, within the Mon-Khmer branch of the Austroasiatic family. Spoken by approximately 4,000 people in the lowland forests of the Malay Peninsula, Semelai has many distinctive features of interest to linguistic typologists, phonologists, morphologists and syntacticians. The volume provides a unique reference resource for South-East Asian language specialists, as well as general linguists.
Title:A Grammar of SemelaiFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:520 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.06 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 1.06 inPublished:March 2, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052114499X

ISBN - 13:9780521144995


Table of Contents

1. Semelai; 2. Phonology and phonotactics; 3. Morphology; 4. Word classes; 5. The verb; 6. Pronouns: personal, ignorative, and demonstrative; 7. The noun phrase; 8. Prepositions and the prepositional phrase; 9. Grammatical relations, constituent order and coding strategies; 10. Basic clauses; 11. Complex clauses; 12. Expressives; 13. The quotative marker, interjections and discourse clitics; 14. Texts.