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A Linguistic Geography of Africa

Label
A Linguistic Geography of Africa
Title
A Linguistic Geography of Africa
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An edited 2007 collection of essays discussing the linguistic relationships between African languages
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Heine, Bernd
Dewey number
496.09
Index
index present
LC call number
PL8005 .L56 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Nurse, Derek
Series statement
Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact
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  • African languages
  • Languages in contact
  • Linguistic geography
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • African languages
  • Languages in contact
  • Linguistic geography
  • Africa
  • Afrikanische Sprachen
Label
A Linguistic Geography of Africa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
4.4.7 The adjectival modifier
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Series editor's foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; Language contact; Change in typological profile; Areal distribution: word order; Micro-areas; The present volume; 2 Is Africa a linguistic area; 2.1 On linguistic areas; 2.2 Earlier work; 2.3 "Africanisms"; 2.3.1 Grammar; 2.3.2 Polysemy and grammaticalization; 2.3.3 Conclusion; 2.4 A survey; 2.4.1 The data; 2.4.2 Isopleth mapping; 2.4.3 Genetic vs. areal distribution; 2.5 Conclusions; 3 Africa as a phonological area
  • 3.1 Phonological zones in Africa3.2 Segmental features; 3.2.1 Preliminaries; 3.2.2 Three Sudanic consonant types; 3.2.3 Labial flaps; 3.2.4 Labial-velar stops; 3.2.5 Nasal vowels and nasal consonants; 3.2.6 Vowel systems and vowel harmony; 3.2.6.1 ATR vowel harmony; 3.2.6.2 Bantu vowel harmony; 3.2.6.3 Raising harmony in the Sotho-Tswana languages; 3.2.7 Implosives and other non-obstruent stops; 3.2.8 Ejectives, aspirated stops, and clicks; 3.2.9 Languages without P-sounds; 3.2.10 Features of the eastern Sudanic belt; 3.3 Prosodic features; 3.3.1 Overview; 3.3.2 Number of tone levels
  • 3.3.3 "Lax" question markers: an areal feature?3.3.3.1 Type 1 question markers, involving H pitch or raising; 3.3.3.2 Type 2 question markers, not involving H pitch or raising; 3.3.3.3 Cancellation of penultimate lengthening; 3.3.3.4 Conclusion: a "lax" question marker in African languages; 3.4 Summary and discussion; Appendix; 4 Africa as a morphosyntactic area; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Core grammatical relations; 4.2.1 The recognition of subjects and objects; 4.2.2 Subject/object case marking typology; 4.2.3 Subject/object indexation typology; 4.2.3.1 Types of pronominal markers
  • 4.2.3.2 Obligatory vs. discourse dependent subject/object markers4.2.3.3 Weak pronouns representing core arguments but attached to a word other than the verb; 4.2.3.4 Distinctions in the shape of subject and object markers; 4.2.4 Special treatment of indefinite or non-referential objects; 4.2.5 The status of the "indirect object" (or "dative"); 4.3 The verb; 4.3.1 Presence vs. absence of a verbal inflection, and the use of grammatical words expressing the same types of distinctions as verbal inflection
  • 4.3.2 Types of distinctions expressed through verbal inflection or variations of a grammatical word that obligatorily accompanies the verb4.3.3 Auxiliary verbs and compound verb forms; 4.3.4 Dependent verb forms; 4.3.5 Transitivity and morphological coding of operations on verb valency; 4.3.6 Serial verbs; 4.3.7 Verbal number; 4.3.8 Evidentiality; 4.4 The noun and the noun phrase; 4.4.1 Nominal classification; 4.4.2 Referentiality and definiteness; 4.4.3 Number; 4.4.4 Morphological coding of the syntactic role of noun phrases; 4.4.5 Linkers and construct forms; 4.4.6 The genitival modifier
Control code
761647157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (391 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511371134
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761647157
Label
A Linguistic Geography of Africa
Publication
Note
4.4.7 The adjectival modifier
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Series editor's foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; Language contact; Change in typological profile; Areal distribution: word order; Micro-areas; The present volume; 2 Is Africa a linguistic area; 2.1 On linguistic areas; 2.2 Earlier work; 2.3 "Africanisms"; 2.3.1 Grammar; 2.3.2 Polysemy and grammaticalization; 2.3.3 Conclusion; 2.4 A survey; 2.4.1 The data; 2.4.2 Isopleth mapping; 2.4.3 Genetic vs. areal distribution; 2.5 Conclusions; 3 Africa as a phonological area
  • 3.1 Phonological zones in Africa3.2 Segmental features; 3.2.1 Preliminaries; 3.2.2 Three Sudanic consonant types; 3.2.3 Labial flaps; 3.2.4 Labial-velar stops; 3.2.5 Nasal vowels and nasal consonants; 3.2.6 Vowel systems and vowel harmony; 3.2.6.1 ATR vowel harmony; 3.2.6.2 Bantu vowel harmony; 3.2.6.3 Raising harmony in the Sotho-Tswana languages; 3.2.7 Implosives and other non-obstruent stops; 3.2.8 Ejectives, aspirated stops, and clicks; 3.2.9 Languages without P-sounds; 3.2.10 Features of the eastern Sudanic belt; 3.3 Prosodic features; 3.3.1 Overview; 3.3.2 Number of tone levels
  • 3.3.3 "Lax" question markers: an areal feature?3.3.3.1 Type 1 question markers, involving H pitch or raising; 3.3.3.2 Type 2 question markers, not involving H pitch or raising; 3.3.3.3 Cancellation of penultimate lengthening; 3.3.3.4 Conclusion: a "lax" question marker in African languages; 3.4 Summary and discussion; Appendix; 4 Africa as a morphosyntactic area; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Core grammatical relations; 4.2.1 The recognition of subjects and objects; 4.2.2 Subject/object case marking typology; 4.2.3 Subject/object indexation typology; 4.2.3.1 Types of pronominal markers
  • 4.2.3.2 Obligatory vs. discourse dependent subject/object markers4.2.3.3 Weak pronouns representing core arguments but attached to a word other than the verb; 4.2.3.4 Distinctions in the shape of subject and object markers; 4.2.4 Special treatment of indefinite or non-referential objects; 4.2.5 The status of the "indirect object" (or "dative"); 4.3 The verb; 4.3.1 Presence vs. absence of a verbal inflection, and the use of grammatical words expressing the same types of distinctions as verbal inflection
  • 4.3.2 Types of distinctions expressed through verbal inflection or variations of a grammatical word that obligatorily accompanies the verb4.3.3 Auxiliary verbs and compound verb forms; 4.3.4 Dependent verb forms; 4.3.5 Transitivity and morphological coding of operations on verb valency; 4.3.6 Serial verbs; 4.3.7 Verbal number; 4.3.8 Evidentiality; 4.4 The noun and the noun phrase; 4.4.1 Nominal classification; 4.4.2 Referentiality and definiteness; 4.4.3 Number; 4.4.4 Morphological coding of the syntactic role of noun phrases; 4.4.5 Linkers and construct forms; 4.4.6 The genitival modifier
Control code
761647157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (391 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511371134
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761647157

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