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  1. sokarno2001, Lang Description: Abdel-Hafiz "Reference Grammar of Kunuz Nubian"

Message 1: Lang Description: Abdel-Hafiz "Reference Grammar of Kunuz Nubian"

Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 06:13:12 +0000
From: sokarno2001 <>
Subject: Lang Description: Abdel-Hafiz "Reference Grammar of Kunuz Nubian"

New Dissertation Abstract

Institution: State University of New York at Buffalo
Program: Ph.D.
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 1988

Author: Ahmed Sokarno Abdel-Hafiz 

Dissertation Title: 
A Reference Grammar of Kunuz Nubian

Linguistic Field: Language Description

Dissertation Director 1: Donna B. Gerdts
Dissertation Director 2: Joan L. Bybee
Dissertation Director 3: Madeline Mathiot

Dissertation Abstract: 

This is a grammar of Kunuz Nubian (KN), an Eastern Sudanic language
spoken in Southern Egypt. It is the first grammar ever written on this
language. The areas covered in the study are phonology, morphology and
syntax. The chapter on phonology introduces KN phonemic inventory
which is followed by the description of the syllable structure,
stress, phonetactics and phonological rules. The chapter on morphology
shows that the morphemes that participate in the composition of KN
word classes are classified into conceptual categories. These
categories are further divided into two types: derivational and
inflectional. The chapter on KN syntax starts with basic facts such as
word order, verb agreement and reflexives. The types of constructions
discussed include morphosyntactic rules, complementations and
subordinates. The grammar also includes two texts and a word list of
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