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Case in Africa

Author: Christa König
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a typological overview of the different manifestations of grammaticalized case systems in African languages. After defining and distinguishing case systems, Christa Konig begins a thorough analysis of case in roughly 100 African languages and reveals several features, such as tone as a marker for case and the marked-nominative system, which are rare phenomena in other languages of the world.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christa König
ISBN: 9780199232826 0199232822
OCLC Number: 190596877
Description: xix, 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Accusative --
3. Ergativity --
4. Marked-nominative --
5. Special phenomena --
6. Conclusions --
App. I. Case in Africa --
App. II. Genealogical overview of case languages in Africa.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: Christa König.
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