Moksha Mordvin

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This chapter is an overview of Moksha Mordvin. It contains a general typological profile and information on demographics, geography, and variation. The phonology of Moksha is examined in detail. The morphology section covers the properties of nominals (number, case, possession), verbs (tense, mood, aspect, person), and other parts of speech. The syntactic section includes information, for example, about basic clause types, possession, comparison, argument indexing and noun phrase flagging, negation, complex sentences (relative, complement, supporting), and questions. Each point is illustrated with authentic glossed, segmented, and translated examples from a corpus. The chapter also contains a section on word-formation and information about the lexicon. The chapter concludes with an annotated text sample and a list of references.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Uralic Languages
EditorsDaniel Abondolo, Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi
Number of pages46
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Publication date31 Mar 2023
Edition2nd Edition
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-43656-2, 978-1-138-65084-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-62509-6
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2023
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameRoutledge Language Family Series
ISSN (Print)2994-5135
ISSN (Electronic)2994-5143

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Mordvin
  • Moksha
  • Erzya
  • Ellipsis
  • Uralic Languages
  • Morphology
  • Syntax

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