A Grammar of Goemai

A Grammar of Goemai

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.

Author: Birgit Hellwig

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110238297

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 613

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Demonstratives in Cross Linguistic Perspective

Demonstratives in Cross Linguistic Perspective

The grammatical coding of postural semantics in Goemai (a West Chadic
language of Nigeria). PhD thesis, Radboud University, Nijmegen. (2007a). To sit
face down: Location and position in Goemai. Linguistics (special issue), 45(5/6),
 ...

Author: Stephen Levinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108424288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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The definitive guide to demonstratives, which play a key role in language acquisition and use.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Catching Language

Catching Language

This volume brings together contributors who approach the problem from a range of angles. Most have written descriptive grammars themselves, but others represent different types of reader.

Author: Felix K. Ameka

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110197693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 670

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Descriptive grammars are our main vehicle for documenting and analysing the linguistic structure of the world's 6,000 languages. They bring together, in one place, a coherent treatment of how the whole language works, and therefore form the primary source of information on a given language, consulted by a wide range of users: areal specialists, typologists, theoreticians of any part of language (syntax, morphology, phonology, historical linguistics etc.), and members of the speech communities concerned. The writing of a descriptive grammar is a major intellectual challenge, that calls on the grammarian to balance a respect for the language's distinctive genius with an awareness of how other languages work, to combine rigour with readability, to depict structural regularities while respecting a corpus of real material, and to represent something of the native speaker's competence while recognising the variation inherent in any speech community. Despite a recent surge of awareness of the need to document little-known languages, there is no book that focusses on the manifold issues that face the author of a descriptive grammar. This volume brings together contributors who approach the problem from a range of angles. Most have written descriptive grammars themselves, but others represent different types of reader. Among the topics they address are: overall issues of grammar design, the complementary roles of outsider and native speaker grammarians, the balance between grammar and lexicon, cross-linguistic comparability, the role of explanation in grammatical description, the interplay of theory and a range of fieldwork methods in language description, the challenges of describing languages in their cultural and historical context, and the tensions between linguistic particularity, established practice of particular schools of linguistic description and the need for a universally commensurable analytic framework. This book will renew the field of grammaticography, addressing a multiple readership of descriptive linguists, typologists, and formal linguists, by bringing together a range of distinguished practitioners from around the world to address these questions.
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The Semantics of Clause Linking

The Semantics of Clause Linking

Frajzyngier, Zygmunt. 1993. A grammar ofMupun. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer.
Hellwig, Birgit. 2006a. 'Serial verb constructions in Goemai', pp. 88–107 of Serial
verb constructions: a cross-linguistic typology, edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
and ...

Author: R. M. W. Dixon

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191609954

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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This book is a cross-linguistic examination of the different grammatical means languages employ to represent a general set of semantic relations between clauses. The investigations focus on ways of combining clauses other than through relative and complement clause constructions. These span a number of types of semantic linking. Three, for example, describe varieties of consequence - cause, result, and purpose - which may be illustrated in English by, respectively: Because John has been studying German for years, he speaks it well; John has been studying German for years, thus he speaks it well; and John has been studying German for years, in order that he should speak it well. Syntactic descriptions of languages provide a grammatical analysis of clause types. The chapters in this book add the further dimension of semantics, generally in the form of focal and supporting clauses, the former referring to the central activity or state of the biclausal linking; and the latter to the clause attached to it. The supporting clause may set out the temporal milieu for the focal clause or specify a condition or presupposition for it or a preliminary statement of it, as in Although John has been studying German for years (the supporting clause), he does not speak it well (the focal clause). Professor Dixon's extensive opening discussion is followed by fourteen case studies of languages ranging from Korean and Kham to Iquito and Ojibwe. The book's concluding synthesis is provided by Professor Aikhenvald.
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Egyptian and Semito Hamitic Afro Asiatic Studies in Memoriam Werner Vycichl

Egyptian and Semito Hamitic  Afro Asiatic  Studies in Memoriam Werner Vycichl

A GRAMMATICAL SKETCH OF GOEMAI : WORD CLASSES Birgit Hellwig ( Max
- Planck - Institut für Psycholinguistik , Nijmegen ) 1. Introduction Goemai is a
Chadic language spoken by an estimated 200.000 speakers in the Great Muri ...

Author: Gábor Takács

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047412236

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This collection of papers comprises almost all major areas of interest of Werner Vycichl: Egyptology and Coptology, Semitic linguistics, Beja (Northern Cushitic), Chadic, and general Semito-Hamitic (Afro-Asiatic) comparative linguistics.
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Egyptian and Semito Hamitic Afro Asiatic Studies

Egyptian and Semito Hamitic  Afro Asiatic  Studies

A GRAMMATICAL SKETCH OF GOEMAI : WORD CLASSES Birgit Hellwig ( Max
- Planck - Institut für Psycholinguistik , Nijmegen ) 1. Introduction Goemai is a
Chadic language spoken by an estimated 200.000 speakers in the Great Muri ...

Author: Werner Vycichl

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004132457

Category: Social Science

Page: 571

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This collection of papers comprises almost all major areas of interest of Werner Vycichl: Egyptology and Coptology, Semitic linguistics, Beja (Northern Cushitic), Chadic, and general Semito-Hamitic (Afro-Asiatic) comparative linguistics.
Categories: Social Science

Complementation

Complementation

This book explores the variety of types of complementation found across the languages of the world and their grammatical properties and meanings.

Author: R. M. W. Dixon

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191516429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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This book explores the variety of types of complementation found across the languages of the world and their grammatical properties and meanings. It shows how languages differ in the grammatical properties of complement clauses and in the types of verbs which take them, and explores the complement strategies deployed by languages which lack a complement clause construction. The book includes detailed studies of particular languages, including Akkadian, Israeli, Jarawara, and Pennsylvania German. These are framed by R. M. W. Dixon's introduction, which sets out the range of issues, and his conclusion, which draws together the evidence and the arguments.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Index of Nigerian Languages

An Index of Nigerian Languages

Author: David Henry Crozier

Publisher: Summer Inst of Linguistics

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119690100

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 137

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Growth of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Jos 1907 1978

The Growth of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Jos  1907 1978

80 The early French S . M . A . s bad of necessity all spoken Goemai , but , as
they began to move about ... Fr . Monpoint in Kwande , 81 he used the
comparative inactivity of the rainy season to work on a Goemai Grammar and
Dictionary .

Author: Jarlath Walsh

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105070156703

Category: Jos (Nigeria)

Page: 228

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Categories: Jos (Nigeria)

Afrika und bersee

Afrika und   bersee

The description concerns Goemai ( a West Chadic language ) and focuses on the
semantics of its postural / existential ... 2 : Sketch Grammar ) includes information
about the Goemai language and its speakers , the fieldwork setting , as well as ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131535119

Category: African languages

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Categories: African languages

Secret Manipulations

Secret Manipulations

Secret Manipulations is the first comprehensive study of African register variation, polylectality, and derived languages. It provides a new approach to local language ideologies and concepts of grammar and metalinguistic knowledge.

Author: Anne Storch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199768974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Secret Manipulations is the first comprehensive study of African register variation, polylectality, and derived languages. It provides a new approach to local language ideologies and concepts of grammar and metalinguistic knowledge.
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Linguistics

Linguistics

Constructions : A Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure .
Chicago and London : University of Chicago Press . Hellwig , Birgit ( 2003 ) . The
grammatical coding of postural semantics in Goemai ( a West Chadic language
of ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106015842286

Category: Linguistics

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Categories: Linguistics

Language Contact Language Change and History Based on Language Sources in Africa

Language Contact  Language Change and History Based on Language Sources in Africa

prefixing as a grammatical strategy has been borrowed as such , and not as a
result of heavy lexical borrowing alone . In table ( 3 ) ... In Goemai , nasal prefixes
are very characteristic for nouns denoting plants , kinship terminology , and
animals ...

Author: Wilhelm J. G. Möhlig

Publisher:

ISBN: 389645093X

Category: African languages

Page: 385

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Categories: African languages

Linguistics An Introduction Answer Key

Linguistics  An Introduction Answer Key

That is, 35 per cent are prefixing, and 43 per cent are suffixing (if Goemai is
included). b. ... follows: (i) as a single lexical verb meaning 'bring back'; (ii) as a
single lexical verb plus a grammatical marker (an applicative or directional ['this
way']); ...

Author: William B. McGregor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472577672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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This is the print edition of the Answer Key for Linguistics: An Introduction by William B. McGregor. It features a full set of answers to the questions in the main textbook and supports lecturers in their teaching from the book. It is fully illustrated and features two appendices covering tasks that students can take on as independent projects.
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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics

Paris: Gallimard) Friedrich, Paul. 1970. Shape in grammar. Language 46: 379–
407. Geeraerts, Dirk. ... Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hellwig, Birgit.
2003. The grammatical coding of postural semantics in Goemai. PhD dissertation
 ...

Author: Dirk Geeraerts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199890026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1368

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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of the main theoretical concepts and descriptive/theoretical models of Cognitive Linguistics, and covers its various subfields, theoretical as well as applied. The first twenty chapters give readers the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the fundamental analytic concepts and descriptive models of Cognitive Linguistics and their background. The book starts with a set of chapters discussing different conceptual phenomena that are recognized as key concepts in Cognitive Linguistics: prototypicality, metaphor, metonymy, embodiment, perspectivization, mental spaces, etc. A second set of chapters deals with Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, and Word Grammar, which, each in their own way, bring together the basic concepts into a particular theory of grammar and a specific model for the description of grammatical phenomena. Special attention is given to the interrelation between Cognitive and Construction Grammar. A third set of chapters compares Cognitive Linguistics with other forms of linguistic research (functional linguistics, autonomous linguistics, and the history of linguistics), thus giving a readers a better grip on the position of Cognitive Linguistics within the landscape of linguistics at large. The remaining chapters apply these basic notions to various more specific linguistic domains, illustrating how Cognitive Linguistics deals with the traditional linguistic subdomains (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, text and discourse), and demonstrating how it handles linguistic variation and change. Finally they consider its importance in the domain of Applied Linguistics, and look at interdisciplinary links with research fields such as philosophy and psychology. With a well-known cast of contributors from around the world, this reference work will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in (cognitive) linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Earlier attempts by linguists to sketch Lolo - style syntax in terms of the
grammatical relations of primary object and ' anti ... Location and 1 This paper
discusses the pronominal system of Odual , which has five position in Goemai ,
Linguistics ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078291369

Category: Language and languages

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Categories: Language and languages

Bygone Voices Reconstructed

Bygone Voices Reconstructed

Harris , Z. S .: A Grammar of the Phoenician Language . New Haven ,
Connecticut , 1936. , American ... Hoffmann , C .: Towards a Comparative
Phonology of the Languages of the Angas - Goemai Group . MS . University of
Ibadan , faculty ...

Author: Harald Sverdrup

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105134005755

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: 375

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Categories: Comparative linguistics

Lingua Posnaniensis

Lingua Posnaniensis

Grammar , Vocabulary . London : Kegan Paul , Trench , Trübner and Co. GHWb =
HANNIG ... Towards a Comparative Phonology of the Languages of the Angas -
Goemai Group . MS . University of Ibadan , faculty seminar on 19 March 1975 .

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037550183

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

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Categories: Grammar, Comparative and general