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A grammar of Jamsay

Author: Jeffrey Heath
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2008.
Series: Mouton grammar library, 45
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Delivers the complete grammar of any of the twenty or so Dogon languages of Mali, West Africa. This title features systematic use of stem-wide tone contour overlays, and of intonational effects, for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Grammars (form)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heath, Jeffrey.
Grammar of Jamsay.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2008
(OCoLC)655195456
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Heath
ISBN: 9783110201130 3110201135
OCLC Number: 213765681
Description: xx, 735 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1 Dogon languages --
1.2 Jamsay language --
1.3 Environment --
1.4 Previous and contemporary study of Jamsay --
2. Sketch --
2.1 Prosody --
2.2 Inflectable verbs and quasi-verbs --
2.3 Participles --
2.4 Noun phrase (NP) --
2.5 Postpositional phrases (PP) --
2.6 Main clauses and constituent order --
2.7 Nominalized clauses and constituent order --
2.8 Relative clauses --
2.9 Interclausal syntax --
3. Phonology --
3.1 General --
3.2 Internal phonological structure of stems and words --
3.3 Consonants --
3.4 Vowels --
3.5 Segmental phonological rules --
3.6 Cliticization --
3.7 Tones --
3.8 Intonation contours --
4. Nominal, Pronominal, and Adjectival Morphology --
4.1 Nouns --
4.2 Derived nominals --
4.3 Pronouns --
4.4 Demonstratives --
4.5 Adjectives --
4.6 Participles --
4.7 Numerals --
5. Nominal and Adjectival Compounds --
5.1 Nominal compounds --
5.2 Adjectival compounds --
6. Noun Phrase Structure --
6.1 Organization of NP constituents --
6.2 Possessives --
6.3 Noun plus adjective --
6.4 Noun plus demonstrative --
6.5 Noun plus cardinal numeral --
6.6 Plural --
6.7 Definite --
6.8 Universal and distributive quantifiers --
6.9 Apposition --
7. Coordination --
7.1 NP coordination --
7.2 Disjunction --
8. Postpositions and Adverbials --
8.1 Tonal locatives --
8.2 All-purpose postposition le$ and H-toned variant le@ --
8.3 Locational postpositions --
8.4 Purposive-Causal jE@ --
8.5 Other adverbials (or equivalents) --
9. Verbal Derivation --
9.1 Reversive verbs --
9.2 Deverbal causative verbs --
9.3 Pseudo-causative 'verb' --
9.4 Passive verbs --
9.5 Ambi-valent verbs without suffixal derivation --
9.6 Deadjectival inchoative and factitive verbs --
9.7 Denominal verbs --
9.8 Obscure verb-verb relationships --
9.9 'Underived' trisyllabic verbs 10. Verbal Inflection --
10.1 Inflection of regular indicative verbs --
10.2 Pronominal paradigms for non-imperative verbs --
10.3 Clause-final temporal particles --
10.4 Imperatives and Hortatives --
11. VP and Predicate Structure --
11.1 Regular verbs and VP structure --
11.2 'Be', 'become', and other statives --
11.3 Quotative verb and quasi-verb --
11.4 Adjectival and adverbial predicates --
11.5 Possessive predicates --
11.6 Verb iteration --
12. Comparatives --
12.1 Asymmetrical comparatives --
12.2 Symmetrical comparatives --
12.3 'A fortiori' --
13. Focalization and Interrogation --
13.1 Focalization --
13.2 Interrogatives --
14. Relativization --
14.1 Basics of relative clauses --
14.2 Subject relative clause --
14.3 Object relative clause --
14.4 Relative clause from 'it is' clitic construction --
14.5 Possessor relative clause --
14.6 PP relative clause --
15. Verb (VP) Chaining and Adverbial Clauses --
15.1 Chaining --
15.2 Adverbial clauses --
15.3 Constructions with superfluous ma$ --
16. Conditional Constructions --
17. Complement and Purposive Clauses --
17.1 Quotative complement --
17.2 Participial (-n) complements --
17.3 Factive (indicative) complements --
17.4 Verbal Noun (and other nominal) complements --
17.5 Infinitival (bare-verb-stem) complement clause --
17.6 Purposive, causal, and locative clauses --
17.7 Clause-final na$? 'though' --
18. Anaphora --
18.1 Reflexive --
18.2 Logophoric and indexing pronouns --
18.3 Reciprocal --
18.4 Restrictions on reflexives --
19. Grammatical Pragmatics --
19.1 Topic --
19.2 Presentential discourse markers --
19.3 Pragmatic adverbials or equivalents --
19.4 'Only' particles --
19.5 Emphatics --
19.6 Backchannel and uptake checks --
19.7 Greetings --
20. Dialects --
20.1 Mainstream (non-Gourou) dialects --
20.2 Gourou --
20.3 Comparative Jamsay-Gourou phonology --
21. Texts --
21.1 Collective Hunting --
21.2 The Pullo and the Dogon Farmer
Series Title: Mouton grammar library, 45
Responsibility: by Jeffrey Heath.
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