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Allan, Edward Jay (1973) A Grammar of Buem: The Lelemi Language. PhD thesis. SOAS University of London. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25501/SOAS.00033569

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Abstract

This grammar of the Lalami dialect of Buam is the first attempt to describe the morphology and syntax of any of the 14 Togo-Remnant languages in detail; in it, I have tried to describe the major structures and many of the minor structures of the languageswhich occur in informal or semi-formal speech. The phonetics and most of the phonology are described in taxonomic terms; the vowel harmony system and the syntax and morphology, however, are described in a slightly modified "Aspects" model of transformational-generative grammar. Of special interest to the non-specialist are my discussions of vowel harmony, of the noun class system, and of the verbal aspect system and serial verb constructions.

Item Type: Theses (PhD)
SOAS Departments & Centres: SOAS Research Theses > Proquest
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.25501/SOAS.00033569
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 16:57
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/33569

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