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LINGUIST List 17.3359

Thu Nov 16 2006

Books: Phonology: Bently, Kulemeka

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Chichewa: Bently, Kulemeka


Message 1: Chichewa: Bently, Kulemeka
Date: 13-Nov-2006
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Chichewa: Bently, Kulemeka


Title: Chichewa
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 345
Published: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Author: Mayrene Bentley
Author: Andrew Kulemeka
Paperback: ISBN: 3895869201 Pages: 60 Price: Europe EURO 35
Abstract:

Chichewa is an eastern Bantu language spoken in Malawi, primarily in the
Kasungu, Dowa, and Lilongwe districts. It is also known as Nyanja because
of its ethnic and linguistic ties with the Nyanja people. Typical of Bantu
languages, Chichewa is tonal with a CV syllable structure, five vowels, and
approximately forty consonant sounds. It has an extensive noun class system
distinguished by noun prefixes with an accompanying concord system. Its
verbal system marks tense and aspect by infixes, tone, and auxiliaries. The
passive, stative, causative, reciprocal, and applicative are verbal
suffixes. Wh-questions are clefts and relative clauses are marked either
by relative pronouns or tones. In recent years, Chichewa has been a rich
source of study syntactically for its use of locatives, morphologically for
its ideophones, and phonologically for its prosody and phrase structure.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Subject Language(s): Nyanja (nya)

Written In: English (eng )

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