The syntax of the Nilotic languages themes and variations by Chet A. Creider

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Bibliography: p. 142-148.

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Statementby Chet A. Creider.
SeriesLanguage and dialect studies in East Africa ;, 9
LC ClassificationsPL8026.N51 C74 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. ;
Number of Pages148
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Open LibraryOL1798206M
ISBN 103496004835
LC Control Number89200122

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Geographic distribution: Southwestern Ethiopia. Authors with a variety of theoretical perspectives pursue the questions of how verb-initial order is derived, and how these derivations play into the characteristic syntax of these languages. Major themes in the volume include the role of syntactic category in languages with verb-initial order; the different mechanisms of deriving V-initial order; and the universal correlates of the : Hardcover.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Creider, Chet A. Syntax of the Nilotic languages. Berlin: D. Reimer, (OCoLC) Online version. Nilotic languages, also called Great Lakes languages, group of related languages spoken in a relatively contiguous area from northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and western Ethiopia southward across Uganda and Kenya into northern c languages are part of the Eastern Sudanic subbranch of Nilo-Saharan languages.

The Nilotic languages are. The Nilotic peoples are peoples indigenous to the Nile Valley who speak Nilotic languages. They inhabit South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, the DRC and Tanzania. Among these are the Burun speaking peoples, Luo peoples, Datooga, Kalenjin, Dinka, Nuer, Atuot, Ateker and the Maa-speaking peoples.

distinction between a Nilotic and a Nilo-Hamite. For a long time, I was made to understand that only the Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, Dholuo, Acholi and the Anuak constituted the Nilotic language proper. Now the book shows that not only Bari but also even Lotuk and the Toposa are Nilotes.

The question whether or not the so-called Nilo. “This books presents valuable insights into the syntax of a variety of verb-initial languages and as such is a great contribution to our understanding of syntax.

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Omotic languages also have a marked reduction in the phonological material of words compared with other Afro-Asiatic languages. That is, they tend to be much shorter with regard to numbers of consonants and vowels, a situation that renders morphological comparisons within the phylum difficult.

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This chapter discusses different types of participant-oriented adjuncts in languages belonging to the Nilotic branch within Nilo-Saharan and the Omotic branch of Afroasiatic. It also addresses the correlation between the formal properties of these adjuncts and other typological properties of the languages in question.

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