By Andrey Yury Filchenko
A reference grammar of the endangered indigenous jap Khanty dialects of Vasyugan and Alexandrovo of the Uralic language kinfolk has been built. The examine bases at the corpus of average narrative discourse, and is determined in a common cognitive-functional, usage-based version of language. the outline addresses the most styles of the japanese Khanty language procedure and gives a few typological contextualization of the reviewed language info. the outline covers the problems in phonology, word-classes, morphology, syntax and semantics of easy and intricate clauses. within the region of phonology, such systematic beneficial properties as powerful backness vowel concord and consonant-vowel concord are analyzed within the articulatory gesture framework. Morphologically, the process is agglutinating with suffixation dominant in derivation and inflection. Syntactically, jap Khanty styles as a regular SOV language. Occasional non-prototypical positive factors contain non-canonical argument marking alongside ergative trend opposed to the final historical past of Nom-Acc process of GR association. In mapping of the pragmatic functions---to semantic roles---to grammatical kinfolk, jap Khanty exhibits robust choice in the direction of Topic-initiality, generally mapped onto Agent semantic position. This choice is still dominant in detransitivisation operations, the place the prototypical mapping is altered in the direction of Topic-Target-S that more often than not has to do with the parenthetical demotion of pragmatic prestige of the Agent referent and merchandising of the non-Agent. research of jap Khanty complicated clauses unearths strong use of finite and non-finite (participial, infinitival and converbial) structures as relative, adverbial and supplement clauses in typologically universal options of clause-linking. conventional discrete differentiation into subordinate and coordinate kinds according to morphosyntactic standards looks insufficient, divorced from the structural variety of the saw advanced clauses. Cognitive-functional strategy is used as an alternative, implying a common means of construal of associated occasions, attractive to cognitive kinfolk among states-of-affairs, instead of specific structural ability. This ends up in a continuum of combinable good points finding every one clause in terms of both the subordinate or coordinate prototypes. Clause-linkage suggestions are on the topic of the pragmatic differentiation of data in utterances, with pragmatics, info structuring facets being on the center of the excellence among the subordination and coordination.
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A grammar of Eastern Khanty by Andrey Yury Filchenko