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By by Susan Smythe Kung.

This dissertation is a accomplished description of the grammar of Huehuetla Tepehua (HT), that's a member of the Totonacan language relations. HT is spoken via fewer than 1500 humans in and round the city of Huehuetla, Hidalgo, within the jap Sierra Madre mountains of the relevant Gulf Coast zone of Mexico. This grammar starts off with an creation to the language, its language family members, and its environment, in addition to a  Read more...

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This dissertation is a complete description of the grammar of Huehuetla Tepehua (HT), that's a member of the Totonacan language relatives. HT is spoken by means of fewer than 1500 humans in and round the city of Huehuetla, Hidalgo, within the jap Sierra Madre mountains of the vital Gulf Coast quarter of Mexico.

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HT is a polysynthetic, head-marking (Nichols 1986) language with complex verbal morphology. Inflectional affixes include both prefixes and suffixes for which a templatic pattern is difficult to model. Third person singular is not marked on the verb, but—for reasons that are enumerated in Chapter 3— cannot be analyzed as a zero marker occupying a given slot in a verbal template. In addition to inflectional and derivational morphology, the HT verbs are also host to a large number of aspectual derivational morphemes, each of which alters the meaning of the verb in a very specific way.

Dissertation at the University of California at Berkeley (in progress). She has analyzed the inflectional system (2005) and the templatic morphology of ideophones (2006, to appear). 5 OVERVIEW OF THE GRAMMAR Chapter 2: Phonology presents the Huehuetla Tepehua phonemes and their allophones, the practical orthography that I use to represent HT in all subsequent chapters, a phonemic merger that is currently taking place in the language, the syllable structure, rules for primary and secondary stress assignment, general phonological processes that occur in the language, and morphophonemic processes that affect the boundaries of particular morphemes.

HT is in serious danger of extinction because it is being rapidly replaced by Spanish. During the nine months that I spent in Huehuetla, I observed that it was spoken by very few adults under the age of 30 and that almost no children were learning to speak it. If this pattern continues, the language likely will be dead in the next two-to-three generations (Krauss 1992). HT is a polysynthetic, head-marking (Nichols 1986) language with complex verbal morphology. Inflectional affixes include both prefixes and suffixes for which a templatic pattern is difficult to model.

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