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Title: Experiential Constructions in Yucatec Maya
Subtitle: A typologically based analysis of a functional domain in a Mayan language
Written By: Elisabeth Verhoeven
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 87

This book combines a fieldwork-based language-specific analysis with a
typological investigation. It offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis
of the form and semantics of experiencer constructions in Yucatec, the
Mayan language of the Yucatecan peninsula in Mexico. Since the linguistic
expression of experience is not restricted to a specific grammatical area
the study touches a great variety of grammatical fields in the language
such as argument structure, grammatical relations, possessive
constructions, subordinate constructions, etc. The empirical analysis of
the Yucatec data is preceded by a thorough examination of the functional
domain and the cross-linguistic coding of experience which until now could
not be found in the literature. This study will be of interest to scholars
working in the fields of typology and Native American linguistics, and
especially to those interested in argument structure and the
syntax-semantics interface.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Yucateco
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027230978
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 394
Prices: Europe EURO 120.00
U.S. $ 162.00