Athapaskan languages are of great linguistic interest due to their intricate morphology. In this clear and insightful book, Keren Rice offers a rich survey of morpheme ordering in Athapaskan verbs, with implications for both synchronic grammar and language change. She argues that verb structure is predictable across Athapaskan languages if certain abstract aspects of meaning are considered. This is the first major comparative study of its type for Athapaskan languages, combining descriptive depth with a contemporary theoretical perspective.
Author: Keren Rice Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 05/18/2000 Pages: 468 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.70lbs Size: 9.32h x 6.37w x 1.27d ISBN: 9780521583541