Nuuchahnulth (Nootka) Morphosyntax (UC Publications in Linguistics #134) (Paperback)

By Toshihide Nakayama

University of California Press, 9780520098411, 183pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2002

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Description

This volume describes aspects of word- and sentence-formation in Nuuchahnulth (formerly known as Nootka), a language spoken on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Aspects included are polysynthetic word formation, word classes, and clause structure. The morphosyntactic regularities are examined in the context of general structural characteristics of the language in an attempt to contribute to the language an internally and typologically accurate understanding of Nuuchahnulth morphosyntactic structures.