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Title: The Nominal Groups of English and Bura
Subtitle: A Comparative Exploration
Written By: Ahmed Umar
Baba Mai Bello
Series Title: Linguistics Edition 82
Description:

The Nominal Groups of English and Bura

A Comparative Exploration

Ahmed Umar & Baba Mai Bello
University of Maiduguri, University of Bayreuth

This study compared the grammar of the nominal group in both English and
Bura. The study aimed to compare the two languages in order to highlight the
salient features of similarity and difference.

The comparative analysis was done in two ways: what items make up the NG
of each language, and the order in which such items are arranged.
Syntactically, English has the basic NG structure of MHQ (modifier +
headword + qualifier); Bura has the basic NG structure of HQM (headword +
qualifier + modifier). The same items (e.g. nouns, adjectives, etc) generally
make up the NG of both English and Bura. The two languages also agree on
the syntactic functions of the NG of subject, complement and the adjunct,
the infinitival and present participial nominalisations, except on the clausal
nominalisation, which is peculiar to English only.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Bura-Pabir
English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862880997
Pages: 69
Prices: Europe EURO 42.80