Download A Grammar of Luwo: An anthropological approach by Anne Storch PDF

By Anne Storch

ISBN-10: 9027202958

ISBN-13: 9789027202956

This publication is an outline of Luwo, a Western Nilotic language of South Sudan. Luwo is utilized by multilingual, dynamic groups of perform as one language between others that shape person and versatile repertoires. it's a language that serves as a way of expressing the Self, as a medium of artwork and self-actualization, and infrequently as a medium of writing. it really is spoken in the house and in public areas, by way of relatively huge numbers of people that establish themselves as Luwo and as participants of all types of different teams. which will supply insights into those dynamic and various realities of Luwo, this ebook includes either a concise description and research of the linguistic positive aspects and constructions of Luwo, and an method of the anthropological linguistics of this language. The latter is gifted within the kind of separate chapters on ownership, quantity, experiencer buildings, spatial orientation, notion and cognition. In all sections of this research, sociolinguistic details is supplied anyplace this is often priceless and attainable, designated details at the semantics of grammatical beneficial properties and structures is given, and discussions of theory-oriented techniques to numerous linguistic positive aspects of Luwo are awarded.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Grammar of Luwo: An anthropological approach PDF

Best foreign languages books

Sentential Form and Prosodic Structure of Catalan

This monograph offers an experimental and theoretical inquiry into the function of sentential shape and version within the prosodic constitution of Catalan. The empirical part examines intonational phraseology throughout sentence kinds, together with SVO buildings with both nominal or sentential items and buildings related to clitic left- and right-dislocations.

Continuing With Russian

Carrying on with with Russian is an intermediate-advanced textbook for college students who've been via a full-sized simple textual content and feature been uncovered to the extra uncomplicated morphological styles and a first-year vocabulary. moreover, the amount and diversity of grammatical info contained in its twenty-five classes, the great Russian and English note references within the common Vocabulary, and the Index should still make it an outstanding reference publication in the course of and lengthy after any Russian direction during which it really is used.

Coarticulation and Sound Change in Romance

This quantity might be of serious curiosity to phoneticians, phonologists, and either ancient and cognitive linguists. utilizing info from the Romance languages for the main half, the booklet explores the phonetic motivation of numerous sound adjustments, e. g. , waft insertions and elisions, vowel and consonant insertions, elisions, assimilations and dissimilations.

Transitivity and Discourse in Chamorro Narratives

The sequence is a platform for contributions of all types to this quickly constructing box. normal difficulties are studied from the viewpoint of person languages, language households, language teams, or language samples. Conclusions are the results of a deepened research of empirical info. exact emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose research might shed new gentle on long-standing difficulties normally linguistics.

Extra info for A Grammar of Luwo: An anthropological approach

Sample text

The direction of the process depends on the underlying historical process and type of grammatical element that was originally at work. For example, anticausative verb stems always change an original [‑brv, -atr] vowel to its [+brv, +atr] counterpart. 45) /gɔ́ɔ̀ɲɔ̀/ ‘scratch’ → /gwóòɲò/ ‘scratched’ /póól/ ‘shinbone’ → /pɔ̀nɛ̀/ ‘shinbones’ Vowel lengthening, or shortening, plays a role in verbal derivation, such as in the construction of causative stems, as well as in the pluralisation of nouns. f.

Stressed syllables with a short vowel have less weight than syllables with long vowels and do not carry more than one toneme. 4 Morphophonological processes If two morphemes are combined this may result in a variety of phonological changes within these morphemes. The basic processes that are responsible for these changes are discussed in this section; first for consonants, then for vowels.  A Grammar of Luwo: An anthropological approach Morphophonological processes concerning tonemes will be explained in the sections where these processes are relevant.

2 Syllable weight The mora plays an important role in various domains of the grammar. As the tone system in Luwo is based on morae, the assignment of grammatically relevant tone, for example in number marking and verbal stem formation, depends on the weight of the syllable, and hence the number of morae in a morpheme or word. Syllables with a short vowel have only one mora, while syllables with a long vowel consist of two morae. The occurrence of nasals or the number of consonants in a syllable does not affect the weight of the syllable.

Download PDF sample

A Grammar of Luwo: An anthropological approach by Anne Storch

by Michael

Rated 4.82 of 5 – based on 45 votes