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Wed Mar 12 2003

Books: Language Description, Samba Leko: Fabre

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  1. LINCOM.EUROPA, Etude du Samba Leko Parler d'Allani: Fabre

Message 1: Etude du Samba Leko Parler d'Allani: Fabre

Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 13:43:20 +0000
Subject: Etude du Samba Leko Parler d'Allani: Fabre

Title: �tude du Samba Leko Parler d'Allani
Subtitle: (Cameroun du Nord, famille Adamawa)
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 56
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
Availability: Available
Author: Anne Gwena�lle Fabre, Universit� de Paris III 

Hardback: ISBN: 3895867268, Pages: 452, Price: USD 72 / EUR 70 / GBP
Langue de tradition orale parl�e par 10 000 locuteurs aux confins du
Cameroun et du Nigeria, le samba leko est une langue Adamawa de la
famille Niger-Congo qui n'a jamais fait l'objet d'une description
approfondie. La pr�sente description a �t� �labor�e � partir de
donn�es de premi�re main recueillies sur le terrain au cours de
plusieurs s�jours dans le village d'Allani au Cameroun. Elle pr�sente
la langue sous diff�rents aspects et comporte quatre parties
principales : la phonologie (phon�mes et tons), les cat�gories
syntaxiques et les diff�rents proc�d�s de formation du lexique
(d�rivation, composition), la structuration des constituants nominaux
et verbaux et enfin les sch�mes d'�nonc�. Une attention particuli�re
a �t� port�e � diff�rents ph�nom�nes propres � cette langue tant en ce
qui concerne le verbe que les sch�mes d'�nonc� en particulier la
s�rialisation et la hi�rarchisation au sein du syntagme verbal, les
phrases valises et le discours rapport�. En annexe, un lexique samba
leko - fran�ais, un index fran�ais - samba leko et un conte illustre
cette description.

Samba-Leko is an unwritten language spoken by some 10 000 people in an
area straddling the Cameroon-Nigeria border. It belongs to the Adamawa
branch of the Niger-Congo family, and has not previously been analyzed
in depth. This description is based on first-hand data collected in
the field in the course of several stays in the Cameroonian village of
Allani. It deals with a range of aspects of the language and is
divided into four main parts: the phonology (phonemes and tonemes),
the syntactic categories and word-formation processes (derivation and
composition), the structure of noun and verb phrases, and the
utterance patterns. Particular attention has been devoted to a number
features relating to the verb phrase and to utterance
structures. These include serialization and hierarchical constructions
in the verb phrase, "portmanteaux" utterances, and reported discourse.

A Samba-Leko/French lexicon, a French/Samba-Leko glossary, and a
traditional tale are appended as illustrative material.
Lingfield(s): Language Description
Subject Language(s): Samba Leko (Language Code: NDI)
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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