By Mark L.O. Van de Velde
A Grammar of Eton is the 1st description of the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton. it's also one of many few whole descriptions of a North-western Bantu language. The complicated tonology of Eton is thoroughly analysed and offered in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain tune of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists can be in particular attracted to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a couple of logically self sustaining phenomena, together with size of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and variety of tonal attachment websites. Typologists and Africanists engaged on morphosyntax will locate worthy analyses of, between others, gender and contract; demanding, element, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they are going to come across many morphosyntactic changes among Eton and the higher recognized jap and Southern Bantu languages, frequently as a result of evolutions formed through maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and intricate structures offer information hardly ever present in resources at the languages of the area, together with descriptions of non-verbal clauses, concentration, quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.
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A Grammar of Eton (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Mark L.O. Van de Velde