The Bafanji Noun Phrase

Date:
2013
Publisher:
SIL
Publisher Place:
Yaounde, Cameroon
Sponsored By:
Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation
Extent:
27 pages
Description:
Bafanji is a Nun language within Eastern Grassfields (Mbam-Nkam). Its ISO 639-3 language code is bfj. The Ethnologue (Lewis et al., 2013) gives it as Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Mbam-Nkam, Nun.
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:
1. INTRODUCTION ..... 1, 1.1 THE PEOPLE ..... 1, 1.2 THE LANGUAGE .... 1, 2. THE NOUN CLASS SYSTEM .... 3, 2.1 NOUN CLASSES ..... 3, 2.1.1 Examples of Count Nouns by Gender ...... 3, 2.1.2 Examples of Non-Count Nouns by Gender..... 4, 2.2 AGREEMENT..... 5, 2.3 GENDER PAIRING ...... 6, 2.4 NUMERAL CLASSIFIERS ...... 6, 3. THE STRUCTURE OF THE NOUN PHRASE ....... 9, 4. NOUN MODIFIERS .... 10, 4.1 DETERMINERS .... 10, 4.1.1 Demonstratives.... 10, 4.1.2 Anaphoric Determiner.... 11, 4.1.3 Definite Determiner..... 12, 4.1.4 Interrogative Determiner...... 13, 4.2 QUANTIFIERS....... 13, 4.2.1 Indefinite Quantifiers (a certain, some) ..... 13, 4.2.2 Small number (few, little).... 14, 4.2.3 Much, many .......14, 4.2.4 All, every ..... 15, 4.2.5 Interrogative Quantifier...... 16, 4.2.6 Numerals...... 16, 4.3 ATTRIBUTES..... 17, 4.4 POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES .... 19, 4.5 RELATIVISER.... 21, 5. ASSOCIATIVE NOUN PHRASES ..... 22, 5.1 TONE COMBINING ...... 23, 5.2 TONE MERGING ..... 23, 5.3 TONE DELINKING WITH RESULTING DOWNSTEP...... 23, 5.4 TONE DELETION ..... 24, 5.5 RELATIONSHIPS IN ASSOCIATIVE NOUN PHRASES..... 24, 6. COMPOUND NOUNS ..... 25, REFERENCES...... 27.
Country:
Cameroon
Subject Languages:
Content Language:
Field:
Work Type:
Subject:
noun phrase
Bafanji Language
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
53982