Plains Cree Morphosyntax, Hardback Book

Plains Cree Morphosyntax Hardback

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics series


This book explores several topics in Cree morphology, syntax and discourse structure.

Cree, an Algonquian language, is non-configurational: the grammatical relations of subject and object are not expressed by word order or other constituent structure relations, as they are in a configurational language like English.

Instead, subjects and objects are expressed by means of the inflection on the verb.

Cree is typical of non-configurational languages in allowing a great deal of word order variation.

This study examines in detail aspects of the Plains Cree dialect, giving a valuable insight into the structure of this endangered language.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Grammar, syntax
  • ISBN: 9780415727495

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