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Title: Aperçu sur la morphosyntaxe de la langue isangu
Subtitle: Bantou, B42
Written By: Daniel Franck Idiata
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 32

Préface par Bernard Comrie

L'étude présentée dans le cadre de cette publication porte sur la
descrption de la morphosyntaxe de la langue isangu, une langue bantoue du
nord-ouest parlée au Gabon par le peuple des Masangu (ou Massango, selon
l'appelletion administrative). Partant du questionnaire proposé par le
Professeur Comrie (Lingua descriptive studies: questionnaire, Lingua, 42,
1977), nous y développons trois grands aspects: la phonologie, la syntaxe
et la morphologie. En ce qui concerne la phonologie, y sont décrits les
systèmes vocaliques et consonantique et une large part réservée à l'étude
des schèmes tonals des nominaux et des verbaux. En ce qui concerne la
syntaxe, nous avons développé de nombreux aspects tels que les types de
phrases, avec une place de choix réservée aux phrases interrogatives; la
subordination; la détermination; la coordination; la négation; l'anaphore;
les processus de mise en valeur et la passivisation. Pour ce qui est de la
morphologie, une place d'honneur revient à l'étude des classes nominales,
tant sur un plan synchronique que diachronique. L'essentiel de la
morphologie verbale est aussi traitée, avec une place importante réservée
au problème du temps et l'aspect et celui des extensions du verbe. Nous
présentons en annexe un lexique isangu-français de près de mille entrées

2nd printing 2008.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Sangu
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3929075989
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
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