A grammar of Pite Saami

  • Pite Saami is a highly endangered Western Saami language in the Uralic language family currently spoken by a few individuals in Swedish Lapland. This grammar is the first extensive book-length treatment of a Saami language written in English. While focussing on the morphophonology of the main word classes nouns, adjectives and verbs, it also deals with other linguistic structures such as prosody, phonology, phrase types and clauses. Furthermore, it provides an introduction to the language and its speakers, and an outline of a preliminary Pite Saami orthography. An extensive annotated spoken-language corpus collected over the course of five years forms the empirical foundation for this description, and each example includes a specific reference to the corpus in order to facilitate verification of claims made on the data. Descriptions are presented for a general linguistics audience and without attempting to support a specific theoretical approach, but this book should be equally useful for scholars of Uralic linguistics, typologists, and even learners of Pite Saami.

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Author:Joshua Wilbur
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-345073
URL:http://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/17
ISBN:978-3-944675-47-3
Parent Title (English):Studies in Diversity Linguistics ; 5
Publisher:Language Science Press
Place of publication:Berlin
Editor:Martin Haspelmath
Document Type:Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2014/07/07
Year of first Publication:2014
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/07/10
Tag:Finno-Ugristik; Pitesaamisch
GND Keyword:Saamisch; Grammatik
Page Number:282
HeBIS-PPN:381121992
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 49 Andere Sprachen / 490 Andere Sprachen
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Grammatikforschung / Grammar research
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0