Modes in Dényá Discourse

Author(s):
Abangma, Samson Negbo
Description:

This study, by a native speaker of the Dényá language—a language of Cameroon"—shows how discourse structure seems to influence the use of verb forms. It looks at modes in narrative, procedural, expository, and hortatory discourse. The study includes five texts.

Table of Contents:

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations and Symbols

Map

1. Preliminary Considerations
1.1 The Denya Language and People
1.2 The Present Study

2. The Modes 2.1 The Structure of the Verb
2.2 The Modes
2.3 Summary

3. Modes in Narrative Discourse
3.1 The Internal Structure of a Narrative Text
3.2 The Use of the Modes in Narrative Discourse
3.3 Summary

4. Modes in Procedural Discourse
4.1 The Internal Structure of a Procedural Text
4.2 The Use of Modes in Procedural Discourse 4.3 Summary

5. Modes in Expository Discourse
5.1 The Internal Structure of an Expository Text
5.2 The Use of Modes in Expository Discourse
5.3 Summary

6. Modes in Hortatory Discourse
6.1 The Internal Structure of a Hortatory Text
6.2 The Use of Modes in Hortatory Discourse
6.3 Hierarchy of the Injunctions

7. Conclusion

Appendix A: Phonology, Noun Classes, Order Typology

Appendix B: Texts

Bibliography

$23.00
Date:
1987
Extent:
xii, 123 pages
Subject:
Mood (grammatical)
Discourse analysis
ISBN 13:
978-0883120071
ISBN 10:
0883120070
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.29 in
Weight:
0.4 lb
Field:
Country:
Cameroon
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