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
- Publication Date: 21/11/2013
- Category: Grammar, syntax
- ISBN: 9780415727495
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