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LINGUIST List 18.2042

Fri Jul 06 2007

Books: Language Documentation: Henrix, van den Eynde, Meeuwis

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Description grammaticale de la langue Ngbaka: Henrix, van den Eynde, Meeuwis

Message 1: Description grammaticale de la langue Ngbaka: Henrix, van den Eynde, Meeuwis
Date: 04-Jul-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Description grammaticale de la langue Ngbaka: Henrix, van den Eynde, Meeuwis

Title: Description grammaticale de la langue Ngbaka
Subtitle: Phonologie, tonologie et morphosyntaxe
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 70
Published: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Author: Marcel Henrix
Author: Karel van den Eynde
Author: Michael Meeuwis
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895861802 Pages: 112 Price: Europe EURO 58

Description grammaticale de la langue Ngbaka
Phonologie, tonologie et morphosyntaxe

Marcel Henrix, Karel van den Eynde, Michael Meeuwis

The language described here is Ngbaka (/Ngbaka minagende/), spoken in the
centre of the Ubangi region in the Democratic Republic of Congo by
approximately one million speakers. The language constitutes a subgroup,
designated as "Gbaya-Manza-Ngbaka, belonging to the Ubangi branch within
Adamawa-Ubangi (formerly Adamawa-Eastern)". The description is based on the
first author's field work and linguistic immersion, over fifty years, in
the Ngbaka community.

The grammar has three parts: Phonology and tonology; Non-verbal
morphosyntax; Verbal morphosyntax. In the first part the phonemic and
tonemic system of Ngbaka is described, and a full account of syllable
structure is given. The morphosyntactic parts offer a form-based
description (positions, tone patterning, combinatory processes, formal and
functional proportionality). The description of the non-verbal morphosyntax
proceeds from the notion of "referential group" (consisting of a
"referential base" and an optional "referential extension"). For both the
referential base and its extension a constituency analysis is offered. The
other categories of non-verbal constituents (prepositions, ideophones,
adverbs, …) are dealt with in the last subsection of part 2. Part 3 offers
a detailed account of verbal morphosyntax.

After the discussion of the general characteristics
(phonemic/tonemic/morphosyntactic) of the verb forms and conjugation
patterns, follows the description of complex predicates. The final
subsection of part 3 deals with the free morphemes expressing tense, aspect
and modality.

ISBN 9783895861802. LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 70. 112pp. 2007.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Ngbaka (nga)

Written In: English (eng )

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