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By Elena Maslova

Kolyma Yukaghir is a heavily endangered language spoken by means of approximately 50 humans within the northeast of Asiatic Russia. it's one of many surviving languages of the Yukaghir kin, that's thought of through various students both as an isolate left over from ahead of the growth of different languages and language households into Siberia, or as a far off relative of the Uralic family members. in lots of methods, Yukaghir matches the grammatical sort common one of the languages of Siberia, specifically that of predominantly verb-final dependent-marking language with really wealthy agglumative morphology and deranking techniques of clause linking. additionally, it has a few typologically remarkably gains, to be able to be of curiosity to common linguists regardless of their theoretical orientation. those comprise Yukaghir focus-marking approach, differential item marking in line with worldwide results of individual hierarchy, the compulsory use of certain possesive markers to point non-coreference of the possessor with the topic, elaborated switch-reference approach, initimate interplay among element and valence-changing derivation, etc.

The ebook comprises all significant parts of descriptive grammar, from phonology to syntax, with a different bankruptcy on coreference and discourse coherence, annotated and translated pattern texts, a Yukaghir-English vocabulary, and a subject matter index. the outline is predicated on vast box fabrics and richly exemplified by means of non-elicited information. The association of the e-book allows its use as a reference grammar, with various cross-references among sections and concise summaries of interrelated phenomena mentioned in numerous components of the grammar.

The e-book is of curiosity to students of Uralic and Siberian languages, linguistic typology, and normal linguistics.

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