LINGUIST List 14.1974

Mon Jul 21 2003

Books: Language Description, Ma'di: Blackings, Fabb

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Message 1: A Grammar of Ma'di: Blackings, Fabb

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 08:15:53 +0000
From: julia.ulrich <>
Subject: A Grammar of Ma'di: Blackings, Fabb

Title: A Grammar of Ma'di
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Author: Mairi Blackings, Visiting Fellow in Literary Linguistics at
	the University of Strathclyde, UK.
Author: Nigel Fabb, Professor of Literary Linguistics at the
	University of Strathclyde, UK.
Hardback: ISBN: 3110179407, Pages: xvi, 734 pages, Price: EURO 158.00
/ approx. US$ 174.00

This grammar provides one of the most detailed accounts available of
the syntax of a Nilo-Saharan language. It fully describes some of the
unusual characteristics of Ma'di, including the different word orders
associated with different tenses, the particle-based modal and focus
systems, the full range of adverbials, and the structure and meaning
of the noun phrase. The grammar also describes the phonetics,
phonology, morphology, and aspects of the lexicon of the language.


An overview of Ma'di
Phonology and Morphology
Other word classes
The uninflected verb
The inflected verb
The directive verb
Suffixed subordinate verbs
Sentences with nonverbal predicates
Noun phrases
Modification of the noun (including possession)
Nonsingular noun phrases
Postposition phrases and other location expressions
Verbs and causal complements
Modals and negation

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Lingfield(s): Language Description
Subject Language(s): Ma'di (Language code: MHI)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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