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Subject: A Grammar of Akoose: Hedinger

 

	
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Title: A Grammar of Akoose 
Subtitle: A Northwest Bantu Language 
Series Title: Publications in Linguistics #143  

Publication Year: 2008 
Publisher: SIL International
	   http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
	

Book URL: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_product.asp?isbn=9781556712227 


Author: Robert Hedinger

Paperback: ISBN:  9781556712227 Pages: 317 Price: U.S. $ 38.00


Abstract:

The purpose of this book is to describe the grammatical structure of
Akoose, also known as Bakossi, one of the north-western most narrow-Bantu
languages of Cameroon.

After a brief sketch of the phonology, the structure of the noun is
presented, including the noun class system typical for Bantu languages. The
chapter on the noun phrase includes a discussion of different noun phrase
types as well as the noun modifiers, both those that agree with the head
noun and those not manifesting any agreement. The form of the associative
noun phrase and the semantic relations expressed are also covered. In the
chapter on the verb, the verbal extensions (derivational suffixes) and
their effect on verb valency are described.

Also covered are verb tense, aspect, mood and negation. All the verb forms
are illustrated with paradigms showing a complex verbal system. The chapter
on the verb phrase includes a discussion of auxiliary verbs which have an
interesting range of different functions.

There is a chapter on clause types and their constituents. Questions,
topicalisation and relative clauses take up another chapter. Reported
speech, indirect questions and other clause combinations are covered under
complex sentences. There is an appendix giving lists of ideophones,
exclamations, comparative wordlists, loanwords and an interlinerised text.

The book is aimed at both linguists with an interest in African and in
particular Bantu languages as well as a local audience interested in their
own language. 



Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                     Morphology
                     Phonology
                     Syntax

Subject Language(s): Akoose (bss)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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