Textual functions of Chidigo demonstratives

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Date:
2007
Part Of Series:
SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics 15
Extent:
pages 159-171
Abstract:
From introduction: "In this paper I will present an analysis, based on a corpus of approximately 14,000 words, of the textual functions of demonstratives in Chidigo (Digo: E.73; North-East Coast, Sabaki). Four types of demonstratives are distinguished, three of which have both a basic form and at least one variant form. In addition to spatialdeictic and textual uses, class 8 demonstratives are used to express time and manner; I will suggest correspondences between the functions of class 8 demonstratives when referring to entities and when referring to abstract qualities such as time and manner."
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Kenya
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Subject:
Demonstratives
Class 8 demonstratives
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Relation Text:
Nancy C. Kula and Lutz Marten, eds., Bantu in Bloomsbury: Special Issue on Bantu Linguistics
Entry Number:
52876