By by Susan Smythe Kung.
This dissertation is a accomplished description of the grammar of Huehuetla Tepehua (HT), that's a member of the Totonacan language relatives. HT is spoken by means of fewer than 1500 humans in and round the city of Huehuetla, Hidalgo, within the jap Sierra Madre mountains of the valuable Gulf Coast quarter of Mexico. This grammar starts with an advent to the language, its language family members, and its atmosphere, in addition to a short historical past of my touch with the language. The grammar maintains with an outline of the phonology of HT, by way of morphosyntactic and syntactic description of the entire significant elements of speech, together with verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and numbers; the grammar concludes with an outline of the sentence-level syntax. A compilation of interlinearized texts appears to be like within the appendix. HT is a polysynthetic, head-marking language with advanced verbal morphology. Inflectional affixes comprise either prefixes and suffixes for which a templatic development is hard to version. as well as inflectional and derivational morphology, HT verbs also are host to numerous aspectual derivational morphemes, every one of which alters the which means of the verb in a really particular manner. Plural marking on either nouns and verbs for any 3rd individual argument is non-compulsory and made up our minds through an animacy hierarchy, that is extensively utilized to figure out verbal argument marking in a number of morphosyntactic structures. HT nouns are thoroughly unmarked for case, and sure nouns, together with kinship phrases and components of an entire, are obligatorily possessed. The order of the foremost components is pragmatically decided, with a bent in the direction of VSO order within the absence of pragmatic or contextual clues and SVO order in context-rich textual examples. HT is an under-documented moribund language that's at impending chance of extinction in the subsequent two-to-three generations. therefore, this dissertation is an enormous contribution not just to the sphere of linguistics, but in addition to the Tepehua those who could at some point have an interest within the language in their grandparents. Read more...
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However, the most obvious omission from this grammar is an analysis of HT discourse. Because of time constraints, I have chosen not to include a chapter dedicated to discourse. However, if one reads the other chapters closely, s/he will find bits of information about the discourse dispersed throughout the grammar. 2) in the phonemic inventory of Huehuetla Tepehua. 3—to write HT. In subsequent chapters, I use only the practical orthography. 1 Consonants There are twenty-one native HT consonant phonemes.
0 (the DOS version that was still used by the PDLMA) to database the collected data and to interlinearize the texts, and I used Speech Analyzer (version unknown) to make spectrograms in the field. In addition to audio-recording narratives, texts, and conversation, I video recorded the events of several of the town’s major holidays, including Candlemas (Candelaria) and Mardi Gras (Carnaval). The data from my time in Huehuetla include 53 transcribed and translated texts that vary in length from one to sixty 18 minutes and that fill over 800 notebook pages; seven untranscribed narrative recordings; approximately 700 pages of notes from grammatical and lexical elicitation sessions; 16 hours of audio recordings; and 12 hours of video recordings.
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A descriptive grammar of Huehuetla Tepehua by by Susan Smythe Kung.