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Grammaticalization of the complex sentence [electronic resource] : a case study in Chadic / Zygmunt Frajzyngier.

By: Frajzyngier, Zygmunt.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in language companion series: v. 32.Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : J. Benjamins, 1996Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 501 p.).ISBN: 9789027281999 (electronic bk.); 9027281998 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Chadic languages -- Grammar | Chadic languages -- Sentences | Chadic languages | Language and languages | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- African Languages | Tsjaadtalen | Grammaticalisering | ComplementszinnenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Grammaticalization of the complex sentence.DDC classification: 493/.7 Other classification: 18.78 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: The general objective of the study is systematic examination of the processes involved in the formation and evolution of complex sentence constructions in a group of genetically related languages. The Chadic language group, at about 140 languages, constitutes the largest and most diversified branch of the Afroasiatic family. One of the findings of the present work is that languages starting from the same base may develop quite different morphological and syntactic structures. With respect to issues of general linguistic interest, the book deals with motivations for grammaticalization: It is pr
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [475]-490) and indexes.

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The general objective of the study is systematic examination of the processes involved in the formation and evolution of complex sentence constructions in a group of genetically related languages. The Chadic language group, at about 140 languages, constitutes the largest and most diversified branch of the Afroasiatic family. One of the findings of the present work is that languages starting from the same base may develop quite different morphological and syntactic structures. With respect to issues of general linguistic interest, the book deals with motivations for grammaticalization: It is pr

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