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By Osahito Miyaoka

The quantity is an enormous grammar of valuable Alaskan Yupik (CAY). it's the end result of the author's linguistic reports performed in Alaska and in different places on the grounds that round 1960, with advice of many local audio system. important Alaskan Yupik is presently the main lively of the 19 ultimate local Alaskan languages. Descriptive in nature, wide and deep, this grammar is of typological and of ethnological/anthropological curiosity. Given the significantly endangered kingdom of the language, this a lot of descriptive linguistic fabric is with out comparability within the field.

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1. (Dis)honorifics (VVh/NNh) ....................................................... 2. Evidentiality (VVe) .................................................................... 1265 Chapter 44 Negation (VVn) ........................................................................................... 1. Double and partial negation ....................................................... 1285 Chapter 45 Comparison .................................................................................................

2. Denominal monovalent stems ...................................................... 3. Impersonal monovalent stems ...................................................... 4. Transitive use of monovalent stems (zero derivation) .................. 1. Locational P .................................................................................. 2. Impersonal and personal A ........................................................... 3. Denominal stems with impersonal A ...........................................

2. 3. 4. 2. 3. 4. 3. Valency increase (extension) of ditransitives .............................. 958 Syntactic properties ...................................................................... 959 Detransitivization ......................................................................... 959 Passivization ................................................................................. 960 Antipassivization .......................................................................... 962 Reflexivization .............................................................................

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