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Standard Basque A Progressive Grammar

ISBN-10: 0262042428

ISBN-13: 9780262042420

Edition: 2007

Authors: Rudolf P. G. De Rijk

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A pre-Indo-European language with no known relatives, the Basque language survives in the Basque region of Spain and France, with about half a million native or near-native speakers. The local diversity of the language, with no fewer than eight different dialects, has hindered the development of a supradialectical written tradition. Twentieth-century Basque scholars recognized that the introduction of a standard language for written communication was vital for the continued existence of Basque, and the Euskaltzaindia,the Royal Academy of the Basque Language, has supervised the creation of a new shared form, Euskara Batua("Unified Basque"), to be used as a written standard. Standard Basque: A Progressive Grammaris the first modern pedagogically oriented reference grammar in English for this new standard language. It guides the reader progressively through 33 chapters covering topics that range from orthography and pronunciation to case endings, verb forms, ergativity, and the antipassive and allocutive forms. In addition to information on the various dialects, the book includes thousands of example sentences drawn from Basque literature and extensive vocabulary listings. Most chapters conclude with exercises. Part 1 covers the grammar and Part 2 contains glosses for the example sentences and indexes.
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Book details

List price: $106.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/16/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1344
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.928

Map of the Basque Country
Foreword (Pello Salaburu)
Acknowledgments (Virginia de Rijk-Chan)
Introduction Orthography and Pronunciation the Basque Noun Phrase
More about the Basque Noun Phrase
The System of Locative Case Endings
The Syntax of Location Nouns
The Grammar of Adnominal Forms
Personal Pronouns Synthetic Conjugation of Intransitive Verbs
Periphrastic Conjugatlion of Intransitive Verbs
Modal Particles Topic Focus and Constituent Order
Synthetic Present of Transitive Verbs Ergativity Demonstratives
Synthetic Past of Transitive Verbs Universal Quantifiers
Adverbs of Manner and Degree
Transitivity
The Partitive the Verb egin and Its Complements gabe
Object Complements of *edun Modal Verbs
Dative Agreement Reflexives and Reciprocals
Causatives and Gerundives
Conditionals the Prolative
Direct and Indirect Questions Finite Complement Clauses
Relative Clauses
Time Adverbials
The Subjunctive
Imperatives and Jussives
Causal, Explanatory, and Concessive Clauses
Expressing Potentiality
Complex Predicates Transitive Predication and Predicatives
Comparatives
Use of the Instrumental Case
The Unfinished Chapters
Indefinite Pronouns and Related Matters the Synthetic Future Tense
Allocutive Verb Forms and Their Use Nonfinite Sentential Complements
Coordination
Compounds
Reduplication Parasuffixes, Prefixes, and Paraprefixes
Additional Derivational Suffixes
Key to the Exercises
Vocabulary
Basque-English
English-Basque
Bibliography
Abbreviations
A Note on the Biblical Sources
References
Sources