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LINGUIST List 16.1404

Tue May 03 2005

Books: Morphology/Syntax, Silozi: Kashina

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, The Silozi Clause: Kashina

Message 1: The Silozi Clause: Kashina
Date: 29-Apr-2005
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: The Silozi Clause: Kashina

Title: The Silozi Clause
Subtitle: A Study of the Structure and Distribution of its Constituents
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 66
Published: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Author: Kashina Kashina
Paperback: ISBN: 3895867705 Pages: 384 Price: Europe EURO 74.00

This work provides a study of the structure and distribution of
constituents of the clause in Silozi, a Bantu language which is spoken by
about 450,000 people in the Western Province of Zambia. The work also
describes the morphological structure of Silozi. In addition, it
investigates the hypothesis that there is a correlation between the
internal structure of a constituent (length and structural complexity) and
the position it occupies in the clause or sentence. Using a database of
spoken and written Silozi texts, the work employs both qualitative and
quantitative methods to investigate the distribution of constituents in
their functional profiles. It thus considers the parameters of constituent
ordering in discourse.

The work concludes that there is a strong correlation between the internal
structure of constituents and the position in which they occur in a clause
or sentence. This is so especially in constructions that place the subject
in the initial position (SVX) which constitute the bulk of the data. There
is also evidence for this hypothesis in some focusing constructions. The
work has also found that in constructions which place constituents other
than the subject in the initial position (e.g. left dislocations), the
ordering significantly contradicts the predictions of this hypothesis.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Lozi (LOZ)

Written In: English (ENG )

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