The Kifuliiru Language, Volume 2: A Descriptive Grammar

Statement of Responsibility:
Van Otterloo, Roger
Series Issue:
147
Date:
2011
Date Created:
1980
Publisher:
SIL International
Publisher Place:
Dallas, Texas
Part Of Series:
SIL International Publications in Linguistics 147
Extent:
xxxviii, 575 pages
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

Dedication
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Bafuliiru Forword
A Brief Background to Writing Grammars in Africa by Derek Nurse
Contributing to Language Revitalization and Maintenance by John Watters
Abbreviations
Maps

1. Introduction

  • 1.1 Language name and classification
  • 1.2 Dialects
  • 1.3 Previous language work; contributors to the present work
  • 1.4 Inventory of parts of speech
  • 1.5 Conventions
  • 1.6 Possible mismatches between Kifuliiru and other languages

2. Nouns

  • 2.1 Constituent structure of the noun
  • 2.2 Class agreement triggered by noun gender-number
  • 2.3 Semantic categories typically found in various Kifuliiru noun classes

3. Pronouns and Demonstratives

  • 3.1 Previous reference: the morpheme e / o
  • 3.2 Verb prefix pronouns and enclitic pronouns
  • 3.3 Personal pronouns
  • 3.4 Interrogative pronouns
  • 3.5 Demonstratives

4. Adjectives, Numbers, and Quantifiers

  • 4.1 Adjectives
  • 4.2 Quantifiers
  • 4.3 Cardinal numbers
  • 4.4 Ordinal numbers

5. Adverbs

  • 5.1 Temporal adverbs
  • 5.2 Positional adverbs
  • 5.3 Manner adverbs
  • 5.4 Intensifier and limiter adverbs
  • 5.5 Confirmatory adverbs
  • 5.6 Additive adverbs

6. Ideophones, Interjections, and Greetings

  • 6.1 Ideophones
  • 6.2 Interjections
  • 6.3 Greetings

7. Noun Phrases

  • 7.1 Noun phrase structure
  • 7.2 Augments
  • 7.3 Associative phrases
  • 7.4 Associative pronouns
  • 7.5 Conjunctives used with noun phrases
  • 7.6 Noun phrases involving mwene ‘ownership’
  • 7.7 Noun phrases with following nouns of apposition
  • 7.8 Multiple noun phrase embedding

8. Locative Phrases

  • 8.1 Locative markers
  • 8.2 Position nouns

9. Verb Words and Phrases

  • 9.1 Overview of verb form types
  • 9.2 Detailed inventory of TAM form/meanings

10. Clauses and Information Structure

  • 10.1 Syntactic structure of independent clauses
  • 10.2 Information structure
  • 10.3 Alternations of basic constituent order

11. Dependent Clauses and Interclausal Relations

  • 11.1 Dependent adverbial clauses
  • 11.2 Analytic causatives
  • 11.3 Reduced clauses indicating concomitant “state”
  • 11.4 Complement clauses
  • 11.5 Relative clauses
  • 11.6 Relations between independent clauses
  • 11.7 Pauses at the sentence level

12. Narrative Forms

  • 12.1 Speech register summary
  • 12.2 Narrative text units
  • 12.3 Highlighting
  • 12.4 Reporting of conversation
  • 12.5 Participant reference

13. Proverbs and Riddles

  • 13.1 Proverbs
  • 13.2 Riddles

14 Reduplication

  • 14.1 Reduplication structural considerations
  • 14.2 Functions of reduplication

Appendix: Texts
References
Person index
Language index
Overall index

Country:
Congo (Kinshasa)
Subject Languages:
Content Language:
Field:
Work Type:
Subject:
Fuliiru
grammar
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
42549