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Title Relative Clauses in Cameroonian Languages : Structure, Function and Semantics / Gratien Gualbert Atindogbé, Rebecca Grollemund
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (303 pages)
Series Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] ; 58
Empirical Approaches to Language Typology EALT ; 58
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- 1. Kaleidoscopic variations on grammatical themes: Relative clauses in Bantoid languages of Cameroon -- 2. Accessibility and demonstrative operators in Basaá relative clauses -- 3. The augment as a construct form marker in Eton relative clause constructions -- 4. Relative clauses and relativization processes in Nugunu -- 5. Kenyang relative clauses -- 6. Relative clause in (Western) Ejagham -- 7. A prolegomenon to the syntax of the relative clause in the Eastern Grassfields Bantu borderland -- 8. Relative clause constructions in two Yemne-Kimbi languages -- 9. Relative clauses in Vute grammar and discourse -- 10. Relative clauses in Wawa -- 11. Conclusion -- References -- Index
Summary This volume is a series of nine (9) contributions to our understanding of relativization strategies in eleven (11) languages of Cameroon spread into the seven (7) sub-branches of the Niger-Congo phylum: Ekoid, Mambiloid, Mamfe, Mbam, Narrow Bantu, Wide Grassfields, Yemne-Kimbi. As a productive strategy in the world's languages, and considering the evidence that the African language are either under-described, poorly described or not described at all, investigations into the forms, structures and functions of relative clauses and relativization start filling the gap of the absence of analytical descriptive works on the topic. The papers dwelt on the construction of relative clauses, their structure and constraints, their morphosyntactic properties, how they are used to give prominence to topics or participants that are thematic in a given discourse, and to mark the boundaries of units of text, and the formal characteristics of restrictive relative clause constructions. The findings generated so far constitute an endless tank for many fields of hyphenated linguistics including general linguistics, cognitive linguist, applied psycholinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive psychology, linguistics and pragmatics
Analysis (BISAC Subject Heading)LAN009000
(Produktform)Electronic book text
(Zielgruppe)Fachpublikum/ Wissenschaft
Relative Clause; Relativisation; Resumptive Pronouns; Head Marking
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-675) and index
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 13. Sep 2017)
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Relative clauses.
Cameroon -- Languages -- Relative clauses.
Cameroon -- Languages -- Semantics.
Form Electronic book
Author Atindogbé, Gratien Gualbert
Grollemund, Rebecca, 1980-
LC no. 2017041561
ISBN 3110467615
9783110467673 (electronic bk.)