Structural and typological approaches to Obang grammar : a grassfields Bantu language of Cameroon

Level D Y Obang A /533473 Available  Request
Full title: Structural and typological approaches to Obang grammar : a grassfields Bantu language of Cameroon / Melvice Asohsi.
Main author: Asohsi, Melvice, (Author)
Format: Book           


Table of Contents:
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Introduction
  • The language
  • People and history
  • Geographical location and demography
  • Classification
  • The Menchum group within Grassfields : a briei history
  • Previous works
  • Motivation and aims
  • Theoretical orientation
  • Methods and data presentation
  • Notes on phonetic representation and glossing conventions
  • Typological interest and road map
  • Phonology
  • Introduction
  • Consonants
  • Functional opposition
  • Inventory and phonotactics
  • Complex consonants
  • Vowels
  • Parameters
  • Interpretation and analysis of ambivalent segments
  • Consonant sequences
  • Surface structural units
  • Syllabification rules
  • Sellable types
  • Tone
  • Tone-bearing unit
  • Types of level tones
  • Contour tones
  • Morphophonology
  • Morpheme, word structure
  • Morphophonological processes
  • Tone rules
  • Tone docking
  • Tone spread
  • Tone raising and lowering (register shifts)
  • Final lengthening as question marker
  • Default low tone assignment
  • Interim conclusion
  • Morphology
  • Introduction
  • Nouns
  • Structure of the noun
  • Noun tone groups
  • Number
  • Noun clases
  • Concord system
  • The derived noun and noun formation processes
  • Obang Pro-Forms
  • Personal pronouns
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Interrogative pronouns
  • Relative pronouns
  • Resumptive pronouns
  • Reflexitivity and other co-referential pronouns
  • Counting system
  • Cardinal numerals
  • Ordinary numerals
  • Quantification
  • Existential quantifiers
  • Indefinites
  • Adjectives in attributive function
  • Verbs
  • Structure of verb roots
  • Verb clases
  • Verbal inflection
  • Verbal extensions
  • Verbal extensions and Stative verbs
  • Adverbs
  • Manner adverbs
  • Locational adverbs
  • Temporal adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Intensifies
  • Conjunctions
  • Copulae
  • Interim Conclusion
  • Parte : syntax
  • Introduction
  • Structure and organization of the noun phrase
  • The associative noun phrase, construction
  • Prepositional Phrases
  • Locative phrases derived from nouns
  • Prepositional phrases with noun phrase complements
  • Prepositional phrases with pp complements
  • Prepositional phrases with no complements
  • Simple clauses
  • Structure
  • Types of clause cores
  • Complex clauses
  • Coordination
  • Subordination
  • Interim summary
  • Multi-Verb constructions
  • Serial verb constructions (SVCs)
  • Syntactic repetition
  • Interim conclusion
  • Functional approaches
  • Introduction
  • Property concepts
  • Property concepts expressed by verbs with body parts
  • Participant coding : argument structure
  • Semantic roles
  • Participant coding devices
  • Notes on basic word order
  • Tense, aspect, modality, and negation system
  • Tense
  • Aspet
  • Modality
  • Tense, aspect, and modality correlates
  • Negation
  • Interim conclusion
  • Information pedagogy
  • Interrogatives, questions
  • Note on question prosody
  • Focusivization
  • Topicalization
  • Passivization
  • General conclusion
  • Areas for further research
  • Appendix
  • Obang (Tentative) anthem
  • References.