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Author Hellwig, Birgit, 1970-

Title A grammar of Goemai / by Birgit Hellwig
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 596 pages) : illustrations
Series Mouton grammar library, 0933-7636 ; 51
Mouton grammar library ; 51. 0933-7636
Contents Acknowledgements; List of tables, figures and maps; Abbreviations and conventions; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Phonology and tonology; Chapter 3. Nouns and the noun phrase; Chapter 4. Verbs and the verb phrase; Chapter 5. Adverbial phrases; Chapter 6. Closed word classes and other parts of speech; Chapter 7. Tense, aspect, modality (TAM); Chapter 8. Clause types; Appendix 1. Text collection; Appendix 2. Wordlist; References; Index
Summary This is the first description of Goemai, a West Chadic language of Nigeria. Goemai is spoken in a language contact area, and this contact has shaped Goemai grammar to the extent that it can be considered a fairly untypical Chadic language. The grammar presents the structure of the present-day language, relates it to its diachronic sources, and adds a semantic perspective to the description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Goemai language -- Grammar.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011028399
ISBN 1283399512
3110238292 (electronic bk.)
9783110238297 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)