A Grammar of Mursi : A Nilo-Saharan Language of Ethiopia
- Worku, Firew Girma, author
- Leiden; Boston : BRILL, 2021
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- Full Title:
- A Grammar of Mursi : A Nilo-Saharan Language of Ethiopia / Firew Girma Worku
- Series Titles:
- Grammars and Sketches of the World's Languages ; 15
Language and Linguistics E-Books Online, Collection 2021, ISBN: 9789004441194
Grammars and Sketches of the World's Languages ; 15.
Language and Linguistics E-Books Online, Collection 2021, ISBN: 9789004441194.
- Variant Titles:
- A Nilo-Saharan Language of Ethiopia
- Table of Contents:
- Introduction -- Phonology -- Word Classes -- Noun Phrase Structure -- Possession -- Number -- The Verb and Predicate Structure -- Adjectives -- Valency Changing Operations -- Grammatical Relations -- Comparative Constructions -- Questions -- Negation -- Clause Types, Clause Combining and Coordination -- Appendix: Transcribed Texts.
- "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"--
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- 1 online resource
- General Note:
- Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--James Cook University.
- Local Note:
- Available to current Emory faculty, students and staff.
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- Online resource from Brill
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- DOI: 10.1163/9789004449916