This study, first published in 1985, analyses aspects of the syntax of K’ekchi, a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala. Working in the framework of Relational Grammar, the author finds evidence for the constructions of Passive, Antipassive and 2-3 Retreat and provides formulations for the principles of Personal Agreement, Number Agreement, Nominal Case, and Aspect Marking. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.
List of Abbreviations; List of Maps; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Abstract; Preface; 1. Features of K’ekchi Syntax 2. Passive 3. K’ekchi Restrictions on Final Ergs: Evidence for Clause-Internal Attachment 4. Subject Focus and 2-3 Retreat 5. Antipassive 6. Cross-Clausal Multiattachment; Conclusion; References
This set reissues 22 books on syntax, originally published between 1971 and 1994. Together, the volumes cover key topics within the larger subject of syntax, including reflexivization, morphology and syntactical theory. Written by an international set of scholars, particular volumes focus on languages such as French and Spanish, whilst other volumes are devoted specifically to syntax in the English language. This collection provides insight and perspective on various elements of syntax over a period of over 20 years and demonstrates its enduring importance as a field of research.