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.
Table of Contents
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