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LINGUIST List 16.1160

Tue Apr 12 2005

Diss: Lang Description/Typology: Dunham: 'Description..'

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        1.    Margaret Dunham, Description ethno-linguistique des Valangi de Tanzanie

Message 1: Description ethno-linguistique des Valangi de Tanzanie
Date: 11-Apr-2005
From: Margaret Dunham <madunhamclub-internet.fr>
Subject: Description ethno-linguistique des Valangi de Tanzanie

Institution: University of Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle
Program: Doctorat en Sciences du langage
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2001

Author: Margaret Dunham

Dissertation Title: Description ethno-linguistique des Valangi de Tanzanie

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Rangi (LAG)
Language Family(ies): Central Narrow Bantu F

Dissertation Director:
Herman Batibo
Gérard Philippson
Marie-Françoise Rombi

Dissertation Abstract:

This thesis describes the Valangi people, herdsmen and farmers, and
especially their language, spoken in the Kondoa Region, in Tanzania.

The study is divided into six parts: an introduction to the social and
linguistic contexts in which the Valangi live; a description of Langi
phonology, consisting of 29 consonants and 7 vowel timbres; a presentation
of the 18 noun classes and of the agreement patterns between the
independant nominal and dependant nominals; a description of the verbal
system; a study of the major syntactic categories. Annexed are three
lexicons: Langi-English-French; French-Langi; English-Langi; and a list of
Langi tree names, with the corresponding botanical terms, as well as their
names in 41 other languages spoken in Tanzania.

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