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A Grammar of Mam, A Mayan Language


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Table of Contents

  • Abbreviations Used in the Examples
  • Introduction
    • The Language and People
    • Research
    • Personnel
    • Previous Studies
    • Overview of the Grammar
  • 1. Phonology
    • Phonemic Inventory
    • Phonemic Description
    • Summary of Phonological Processes
    • Stress
    • The Syllable
    • Juncture
    • Notes
  • 2. Morphophonemics
    • Vowels
    • Glottals
    • Nasal Alternation
  • 3. Roots and Words
    • Verbs
    • Nouns
    • Non-Verbal Predicates
    • Summary of Inflection
    • Positionals
    • Adjectives
    • Affect Words
    • Measure Words
    • Particles
    • Canonical Shape of Roots
    • Notes
  • 4. Stem Formation
    • Verb Stems
    • Noun Stems
    • The Infinitive Stem
    • Adjective Stems
    • Affect Stems
    • Measure Stems
    • Derived Adverbial Stems
    • Stem Formation Through Vowel Length and Glottal Stop Addition
    • Review of Derivation
    • Notes
  • 5. The Noun Phrase
    • The Structure of the Noun Phrase
    • Definiteness
    • Relational Noun Phrases
    • Pronominalization
  • 6. The Verb Phrase
    • Aspect
    • Person
    • Directionals
    • Mode
    • Verb Stem
    • Structure of the Verb Phrase
  • 7. Sentence Formation
    • Verbal Sentences
    • Non-Verbal Sentences
    • Negation
    • Question Formation
    • Coordination
    • Notes
  • 8. Complex Sentences
    • Dependent Person Marking
    • Dependent Aspect Marking
    • Relative Clauses
    • Complement Clauses
    • Syntactic Clitics
    • Notes
  • Appendix I. Vowel Disharmonic Suffixes
  • Appendix II. Exceptions to Morphophonemic Rules
  • Appendix III. Text
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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"A splendid treatment of Mam ... with many implications for comparative Mayan linguistics and general linguistic theory. The lucid and highly readable grammatical presentation makes the work of value to anthropologists and interested laymen, as well as linguists." -- Victoria R. Bricker

About the Author

Nora C. England is Dallas TACA Centennial Professor in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin.

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