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Topic and Discourse Structure in West Greenlandic Agreement Constructions, Topic and Discourse Structure in West Greenlandic Agreement Constructions, 0803216459, 0-8032-1645-9, 978-0-8032-1645-7, 9780803216457, Anna Berge , Studies in the Native Languages of the Americas, Topic and Discourse Structure in West Greenlandic Agreement Constructions, 0803226861, 0-8032-2686-1, 978-0-8032-2686-9, 9780803226869, Anna Berge , Studies in the Native Languages of the America

Topic and Discourse Structure in West Greenlandic Agreement Constructions
Anna Berge

hardcover
2011. 464 pp.
12 tables
978-0-8032-1645-7
$75.00 s
 

West Greenlandic Eskimo, a part of the Eskimo-Aleut language family spoken all across the Arctic, is primarily found among the Native peoples of central west Greenland. In this highly nuanced study of West Greenlandic, linguist Anna Berge examines how the speaker’s role affects syntactic structures within discourse. Also included are transcripts of conversations with fluent Native speakers, providing a practical context in which to examine these grammatical questions.
 
This study was the winner of the prestigious Mary R. Haas Award, presented annually by the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, the highest award given in the study of Native languages.

Anna Berge is an associate professor of linguistics in the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is the coauthor of Niigugis Mataliin Tunuxtazangis/How the Atkans Talk: A Conversational Grammar.

"[Topic and Discourse Structure in West Greenlandic Agreement Constructions] is comprehensive, written with great clarity, and will be of considerable interest to scholars of syntax and linguists working on such polysynthetic languages."—Stephen Pax Leonard, Journal of Anthropological Research


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