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  1. Julia Ulrich, Grammars: A Grammar of Fongbe, Lefebvre, Brousseau

Message 1: Grammars: A Grammar of Fongbe, Lefebvre, Brousseau

Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 10:32:56 +0100
From: Julia Ulrich <Julia.UlrichdeGruyter.com>
Subject: Grammars: A Grammar of Fongbe, Lefebvre, Brousseau

New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter!!!!

>From the series
Mouton Grammar Library
Series Editors: Georg Bossong, Bernard Comrie

Claire Lefebvre and Anne-Marie Brousseau
A GRAMMAR OF FONGBE

2002. 24 x 16 cm. xxiii, 582 pages. Cloth.
Euro 178.00 / sFr 285,- / approx. US$ 178.00
Mouton de Gruyter

ISBN 3-11-017360-3

(MOUTON GRAMMAR LIBRARY 25)

This book is a reference grammar of Fongbe, a language which is part
of the Gbe dialect cluster. It is spoken mainly in the former kingdom
of Dahomey, which today comprises the southern areas of Benin and
Togo. This book has three objectives: First, its main purpose is to
provide a thorough description of the grammar of Fongbe: phonology,
functional categories and the interactions between them, major
categories (including derivational affixes, compounds, verbs,
prepositions and postpositions, as well as modifiers), and major
syntactic constructions (the serial verb construction, the
double-object construction, the determiner in the clause and the
so-called verb-doubling phenomena). Second, this book provides
language-specific syntactic tests which were developed in the course
of this research. Finally, this grammar supplies the reader with the
most exhaustive list possible of references on Fongbe, and on the Gbe
languages in general. This book thus represents a "state of the art"
of the language itself, and of the analyses proposed to account for
its particular constructions. This book will be of particular interest
to Africanists concerned with Fongbe, but as it makes reference to
other related languages, it is also useful for scholars interested in
comparative linguistics or in the reconstruction of language
families. Since Fongbe is a major substratum language of the Atlantic
Creoles, A Grammar of Fongbe constitutes a valuable source of data for
Creolists who work on the languages spoken in the Caribbean area. This
book also contains a collection of syntactic tests, which will be of
interest to all linguists.


FROM THE CONTENTS:

Preface

List of Tables

1. Introduction

2. Overview of the phonology

PART I: FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES

3. Functional categories involved in the nominal structure

4. Pronominal forms

5. Tense, mood and aspect

6. Functional categories involved in the structure of the clause

7. Clause structures

PART II: LEXICAL CATEGORIES

8. Morphology

9. Compounds

10. Verbs

11. Prepositions and postpositions

12. Modifiers

PART III: THE MAJOR SYNTACTIC CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE LANGUAGE

13. Serial verbs

14. The double object construction

15. The definite determiner in simple clauses

16. The so-called verb-doubling phenomena

APPENDICES


For more information please contact the publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222
e-mail: ordersdegruyter.de

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