A Grammar of Digo: A Bantu Language of Kenya and Tanzania

Statement of Responsibility:
Nicolle, Steve
Authors:
Series Issue:
149
Date:
2013
Publisher:
SIL International
Publisher Place:
Dallas, Texas
Part Of Series:
SIL International Publications in Linguistics 149
Extent:
xx, 441 pages
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Preface

  1. Introduction
  2. 1.1 Linguistic Classification and Speech Varieties
    1.2 Geography and Environment
    1.3 Culture and History
    1.4 Approach and Methodology
    1.5 Abbreviations and Glossing Conventions

  3. Phonology and Orthography
  4. 2.1 Orthography
    2.2 Phonology

  5. Noun Phrases
  6. 3.1 Nominal Morphology
    3.2 Qualificatives
    3.3 Pronouns
    3.4 Demonstratives

  7. Verbal Morphology
  8. 4.1 Structure of the Verb Group
    4.2 Irregular and Defective Verbs
    4.3 Verbal Derivation

  9. Tense, Aspect, and Movement Markers
  10. 5.1 TAM Categories
    5.2 Tenses
    5.3 Aspects
    5.4 Status Markers
    5.5 Movement Grams
    5.6 Complex Constructions
    5.7 Different Forms of ka-

  11. Other Word Classes
  12. 6.1 Relational Expressions
    6.2 Sentence Adverbials and Discourse Markers
    6.3 Additives
    6.4 Adverbs and Ideophones

  13. Clause and Sentence Structure
  14. 7.1 Basic Clause Structure
    7.2 Information Structure
    7.3 Relative Clauses
    7.4 Complex Sentences
    7.5 Locative Inversion—Parameters of Variation

  15. Being and Having
  16. 8.1 Copula Constructions: Forms
    8.2 Copula Constructions: Functions
    8.3 Comparative Constructions
    8.4 ‘Having’ or ‘Being With’
    8.5 Examples from a Narrative Text

    Appendix A: Sample Texts
    Appendix B: Wordlist and Botanical Names
    Appendix C: The Relationship between Digo and Swahili

References
Author Index
Language Index
Subject Index

Country:
Kenya
Tanzania
Subject Languages:
Content Language:
Field:
Work Type:
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
53361