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LINGUIST List 18.761

Mon Mar 12 2007

Books: Language Description: Kamarah

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, A Descriptive Grammar of KaThemne (Temne): Kamarah

Message 1: A Descriptive Grammar of KaThemne (Temne): Kamarah
Date: 09-Mar-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: A Descriptive Grammar of KaThemne (Temne): Kamarah

Title: A Descriptive Grammar of KaThemne (Temne)
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 465
Published: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Author: Sheikh Umarr Kamarah
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895863554 Pages: 186 Price: Europe EURO 60.00

KaThemne (Temne), is a member of the South Atlantic sub-family of the
larger Niger-Congo family of languages. It is one of the two major
languages of the West African country of Sierra Leone. The language is
spoken by over a million native speakers and over a million second language
speakers. It is the regional lingua franca of the Northern Province of
Sierra Leone. KaThemne has been known to, and studied by European
linguists for over one and a half centuries. Because of its comprehensive
Noun Class system, KaThemne has been compared to Bantu languages.

This volume is the first comprehensive description of the linguistic
components of the language. The book is divided into four parts: Part 1
presents the language and its dialects. Part 2 deals with the segmental
phonetics and phonology of the language. The phonemes of the language are
fully described, and phonological rules presented. In Part 3, the
morphology of KaThemne is presented. Both nominal and verbal morphology are
thoroughly explored. Part 4 deals with the syntax (sentence structure) of
the language. This section presents, among other things, the Temne
syntactic categories and phrasal types. Following this description is a
sample text with interlinear translation.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Themne (tem)

Written In: English (eng )

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