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Books: Language Documentation/Morphology/Phonology: Morley

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        1.     Ulrich Lueders , A Grammar of Ajagbe: Morley

Message 1: A Grammar of Ajagbe: Morley
Date: 08-Oct-2010
From: Ulrich Lueders <>
Subject: A Grammar of Ajagbe: Morley
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Title: A Grammar of Ajagbe Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 480 Published: 2010 Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Author: Eric A. Morley Paperback: ISBN: 9783862880225 Pages: 128 Price: Europe EURO 57.30

Ajagbe is a Gbe language spoken by approximately 500,000 people insouthwestern Benin and southeastern Togo. Little research has been done onAjagbe.

This grammar begins with the phonemic inventory of the language and anoverview of the phonology. It contains chapters on: different parts ofspeech, including nouns, pronouns, verbs and modifiers; morphologicalprocesses such as reduplication, derivational affixes, and compounding; andsyntax, including tense, mood and aspect markers, clausal structures and abrief overview of serial verbs. Also included is a Swadesh word list.

The fieldwork for this grammar was conducted from 2007-9 when the authorwas a Peace Corps Volunteer in Klouekanme, Benin.


1 Phonology (Segmental inventories, Phonotactics, Tones, PhonologicalProcesses)

2 Nominal Structure (The Definite Determiner, The Plural Marker, TheIndefinite Determiner, Bare NPs, Possession, Demonstrative determiners,Quantifiers)

3 Pronouns

4 Tense, Mood and Aspect

5 Functional Categories in Clause Structure

6 Clause Structures (Copular Structures, Wh-movement, Conditional Clauses,Concessive Clauses, Temporal Clauses, Causal Clauses)

7 Derivational Affixes

8 Reduplication

9 Compound Words

10 Verbs (The Verbal Lexicon, Argument Structures, Intransitive Verbs,Transitive Verbs, Argument Alterations, Middle Constructions, UnexpressedObjects, Internal Argument Alternations, The Causative / InchoativeAlternation, The Passive / Active Alternation, Modal Verbs)

11 Prepositions and Postpositions

12 Modifiers

13 Serial Verbs

Swadesh Word List

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation                             Morphology                             Phonology                             Syntax
Subject Language(s): Aja (ajg)
Written In: English (eng )

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