Relative Clauses in Cameroonian Languages : Structure, Function and Semantics /

This volume is a series of nine (9) contributions to our understanding of relativization strategies in eleven (11) languages of Cameroon spread into the seven (7) sub-branches of the Niger-Congo phylum: Ekoid, Mambiloid, Mamfe, Mbam, Narrow Bantu, Wide Grassfields, Yemne-Kimbi. As a productive strat...

Full description

Saved in:
Other Authors: Atindogbé, Gratien Gualbert.
Grollemund, Rebecca.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2017]
Series:Empirical Approaches to Language Typology EALT ; 58.
Subjects:
Online Access:eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost) Current AU students, faculty, and staff, click here for full text.
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Summary:This volume is a series of nine (9) contributions to our understanding of relativization strategies in eleven (11) languages of Cameroon spread into the seven (7) sub-branches of the Niger-Congo phylum: Ekoid, Mambiloid, Mamfe, Mbam, Narrow Bantu, Wide Grassfields, Yemne-Kimbi. As a productive strategy in the world's languages, and considering the evidence that the African language are either under-described, poorly described or not described at all, investigations into the forms, structures and functions of relative clauses and relativization start filling the gap of the absence of analytical descriptive works on the topic. The papers dwelt on the construction of relative clauses, their structure and constraints, their morphosyntactic properties, how they are used to give prominence to topics or participants that are thematic in a given discourse, and to mark the boundaries of units of text, and the formal characteristics of restrictive relative clause constructions. The findings generated so far constitute an endless tank for many fields of hyphenated linguistics including general linguistics, cognitive linguist, applied psycholinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive psychology, linguistics and pragmatics.

This volume is a series of nine (9) contributions to our understanding of relativization strategies in eleven (11) languages of Cameroon spread into the seven (7) sub-branches of the Niger-Congo phylum: Ekoid, Mambiloid, Mamfe, Mbam, Narrow Bantu, Wide Grassfields, Yemne-Kimbi. As a productive strategy in the world's languages, and considering the evidence that the African language are either under-described, poorly described or not described at all, investigations into the forms, structures and functions of relative clauses and relativization start filling the gap of the absence of analytical descriptive works on the topic. The papers dwelt on the construction of relative clauses, their structure and constraints, their morphosyntactic properties, how they are used to give prominence to topics or participants that are thematic in a given discourse, and to mark the boundaries of units of text, and the formal characteristics of restrictive relative clause constructions. The findings generated so far constitute an endless tank for many fields of hyphenated linguistics including general linguistics, cognitive linguist, applied psycholinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive psychology, linguistics and pragmatics.

Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.

Copyright:©2017
Language Notes:In English.
Physical Description:1 online resource (303 pages).
Digital Characteristics:text file PDF
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-675) and index.
ISBN:9783110469547
3110469545
3110467674
9783110467611
3110467615
9783110467673 (electronic bk.)
Author Notes:

Gratien G. Atindogbé, University of Buea, Cameroon; Rebecca Grollemund, University of Missouri, USA.


Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.