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A grammar of Goemai [electronic resource] / by Birgit Hellwig.

By: Hellwig, Birgit, 1970-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Mouton grammar library: 51.Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 596 p.) ill.ISBN: 9783110238297 (electronic bk.); 3110238292 (electronic bk.); 1283399512; 9781283399517.Subject(s): Goemai language -- Grammar | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / African LanguagesGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 493/.72 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: This is the first description of Goemai, a West Chadic language of Nigeria. Goemai is spoken in a language contact area, and this contact has shaped Goemai grammar to the extent that it can be considered a fairly untypical Chadic language. The grammar presents the structure of the present-day language, relates it to its diachronic sources, and adds a semantic perspective to the description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

This is the first description of Goemai, a West Chadic language of Nigeria. Goemai is spoken in a language contact area, and this contact has shaped Goemai grammar to the extent that it can be considered a fairly untypical Chadic language. The grammar presents the structure of the present-day language, relates it to its diachronic sources, and adds a semantic perspective to the description.

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