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Grammar and grammaticalization in Manda: An analysis of the wider TAM domain in a Tanzanian Bantu language


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Title: Grammar and grammaticalization in Manda: An analysis of the wider TAM domain in a Tanzanian Bantu language
Authors: Bernander, Rasmus
E-mail: rasmus.bernander@sprak.gu.se
Issue Date: 7-Sep-2017
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Languages and Literatures ; Institutionen för språk och litteraturer
Date of Defence: 2017-09-30
Disputation: Lördagen den 30 september 2017, kl. 10.00, i sal T302, Gamla Hovrätten, Olof Wijksgatan 6
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Manda
Bantu
southern Tanzania
grammaticalization
grammar
linguistic description
reconstruction
tense-aspect-mood
modality
negation
auxiliary
Abstract: This dissertation offers a grammatical description and analysis of Manda (N.11), a Bantu language spoken along Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi) in southern Tanzania. The study focuses on the “wider” TAM domain, i.e. on how tense, aspect, mood but also modality and negation are expressed in the language, offering a description of the form and function of the various markers employed. In addition, this work sets out to unravel the historical background of these markers and the diachronic processes of chan... more
ISBN: 978-91-979921-9-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/52690
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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