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Title: A Grammar of Goemai
Written By: Birgit Hellwig
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110238280-1
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library [MGL] 51
Description:

This is the first description of Goemai, a West Chadic language of Nigeria.
Goemai is spoken in a language contact area, and this contact has shaped
Goemai grammar to the extent that it can be considered a fairly untypical
Chadic language. The grammar presents the structure of the present-day
language, relates it to its diachronic sources, and adds a semantic perspective
to the description.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Semantics
Typology
Grammars
Language Contact
Subject Language(s): Goemai
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110238284
ISBN-13: 9783110238280
Pages: 596

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9783110238297
Pages: 596