LINGUIST List 32.1102

Sat Mar 27 2021

Books: A Grammar of Mursi: Worku

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 26-Mar-2021
From: Clovis Jaillet <>
Subject: A Grammar of Mursi: Worku
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Title: A Grammar of Mursi
Subtitle: A Nilo-Saharan Language of Ethiopia
Series Title: Grammars and Sketches of the World's Languages
Published: 2021
Publisher: Brill

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Author: Firew Girma Worku
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004449916 Pages: 666 Price: Europe EURO 199
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004449893 Pages: 666 Price: Europe EURO 199

Mursi is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by a small group of people who live in the Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia, and is one of the most endangered languages of the country.

Based on the fieldwork that the author conducted in beautiful villages of the Mursi community, this descriptive grammar is organized into fourteen chapters rich in examples and an appendix containing four transcribed texts. The readers are thus provided with a clear and useful tool, which constitutes and important addition to our knowledge of Mursi and of other related languages spoken in the area.

Besides being an empirical data source for linguists interested in typology and endangered language description and documentation, the grammar constitutes an invaluable gift to the speech community.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Mursi (muz)

Written In: English (eng)

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