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By John M. Keegan

ISBN-10: 3895861731

ISBN-13: 9783895861734

A Reference Grammar of Mbay presents a high-quality advent to the grammars of Mbay, a Central-Sudanic languuge of the Sara relatives defined in a Dictionary of Mbay through an analogous writer. it's in accordance with large box examine one of the Mbay in Chad through the interval information for the dictionary was once accumulated. The grammar is diveded into 8 sections. the 1st 5 describe the phonology and morphology. First. segmental phonology is defined, and a radical clarification and justification of the writing approach is equipped, by way of an outline of tone and vowel size. the second one part treats morpheme constitution, with emphasis at the canonical and harmonic constraints which restrict the form of Mbay morphemes. The inflectional paradigms are defined within the 3rd part, and this can be within the fourth through an evidence of the phonological swap linked to inflection, with emphasis on an outline of the differing kinds of tonal switch. part 5 treats the constrained observe formation tactics present in the language. part six via 8 deal with Mbay syntax. part six describes the constitution and makes use of of the various different types and subcategories, and contains descriptions of alienable/inalienable nouns, verb point, serial verbs, adjectival makes use of of verbs and nouns, and many of the makes use of of ideophones, specifiers and compleentizers. part seven offers with be aware order, describing sentence order in addition to the constitution of the noun, verb and prepositional word. incorporated during this part are a couple of precise constructions and expressions. as a rule, the outline contained in those sections makes an attempt to be extensive in scope, and comprises explanatations of ways to specific universal recommendations (e.g. lifestyles, impersonal expression, comparability, superlative, etx.) in addition to attention-grabbing features of Mbay syntax which go beyond person different types (eg. the proposal of 'standing/ sitting/lying').

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