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Title: The Syntax of Chichewa
Written By: Sam A. Mchombo
Series Title: Cambridge Syntax of Guides

The main topics covered in this description of the major syntactic
structures of Chichewa, a Bantu language widely spoken in Malawi, include
phonetic and phonological aspects of the language, clause structure
aspects, and interactions between tone and syntactic structure. Sam
Mchombo's analysis is supplemented by observations about how the study of
African languages, specifically Bantu languages, has contributed to
progress in grammatical theory. The text covers debates about the
interaction between syntax and the lexicon, as well as the contributions of
African linguistic structure to the evaluation of competing grammatical

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Nyanja
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