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By Irina Nikolaeva

The ebook is the 1st enormous description of Tundra Nenets, a hugely endangered Uralic language spoken in Western Siberia and the north of eu Russia, destined for the overseas linguistic group. Its objective is to supply a radical documentation of all the significant grammatical phenomena within the language. The grammar fairly emphasizes the outline of syntax, simply because this has characteristically been a really missed region of Nenets reports. Many syntactic points haven't obtained a scientific remedy within the present literature or haven't been addressed in any respect. because the present works will not be simply to be had, incomplete, or idiosyncratically provided, Tundra Nenets syntax has performed very little position within the concerns of recent linguists, no matter if extra descriptively or theoretically susceptible. The ebook is essentially descriptive: it's not meant to handle theoretical questions in keeping with se and the outline isn't intended to be formulated inside a specific framework. in spite of the fact that, it identifies and discusses matters that are of huge typological and theoretical curiosity. the outline is richly exemplified. many of the mentioned examples are the results of fieldwork performed via the in a variety of destinations. they're sentences produced by way of local audio system both spontaneously or elicited based on questions posed in Russian. different examples are excerpts from unique texts.

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