ERIC Number: ED032545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
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Tzotzil Grammar. Summer Institute of Linguistics; Publications in Linguistics and Related Fields. Publication Number 18.
Cowan, Marion M.
This grammar deals only with the speech form of Tzotzil currently in use by 65,000 speakers in the area around Huixtan, Chiapas, Mexico. The grammar is framed in terms of a theory which depends upon Pike's hierarchical structures and Lamb's stratificational model. It presents a description of the syntactic component of Tzotzil, with a few references made to the semantic component and several statements relating it to the syntactic component. A partial statement of the relation between the syntactic component and the phonological component is also attempted. Sections deal with the clause, subsets of stative clauses, subsets of non-stative clauses, nouns and noun phrases, nominal inflection, relator phrases, modals, apposition, word formation, and morphophonemics. (DO)
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Morphophonemics, Phonology, Phrase Structure, Semantics, Standard Spoken Usage, Syntax, Tzotzil, Verbs
Summer Institute of Linguistics, Hidalgo 166, Tlalpan, Mexico 22, D.F., Mexico.
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Summer Inst. of Linguistics.