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Title: A Grammar of Logba (Ikpana)
Written By: Kofi Dorvlo
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series 183
Description:

This book presents a comprehensive description of the grammar of Logba, one
of the fourteen Ghana-Togo Mountain (GTM) languages spoken by approximately
7,500 speakers on the South-Eastern frontier of the Ghana-Togo border. It
is the outcome of fifteen months research in Logba speaking communities.

The grammar covers phonology, morphology, syntax and aspects of pragmatics
such as routine expressions, particles and interjections. The language
displays three interconnected systems of nominal classification – prefix
classes, singular plural pairings and agreement system. The interaction of
external verb agreement and noun phrase internal agreement results in nine
different agreement patterns. Other typologically interesting features of
Logba accounted for include its two adpositional classes, verb
serialisation with features marked only on the first verb, and the coding
of topological relations in verbs. The influence of Ewe, the dominant
lingua franca, on the grammar and lexicon as well as Logba’s
differentiation from its presumed genetic relatives like Likpe and Lelemi
are touched upon. A corpus of glossed and translated texts which was used
as data sources as well as a trilingual wordlist are also included.

This book is of interest to specialists in African linguistics, linguistic
typology as well as contact linguistics.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Typology
Language Description
Subject Language(s): Logba
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789078328575
Pages: 466
Prices: Europe EURO 32.67