By Van de Velde, Mark L.O.
A Grammar of Eton is the 1st description of the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton. it's also one of many few entire descriptions of a North-western Bantu language. The advanced tonology of Eton is punctiliously analysed and offered in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain music of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists may be in particular drawn to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a few logically autonomous phenomena, together with size of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and variety of tonal attachment websites. Typologists and Africanists engaged on morphosyntax will locate beneficial analyses of, between others, gender and contract; stressful, element, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they'll come across many morphosyntactic transformations among Eton and the higher recognized jap and Southern Bantu languages, usually because of evolutions formed via maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and intricate buildings supply facts hardly ever present in assets at the languages of the quarter, together with descriptions of non-verbal clauses, concentration, quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.