A Grammar of Koyraboro (Koroboro) Senni

The Songhay of Gao, Mali
Auteur : Heath, Jeffrey
Editeur : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 1999

After a general introduction to the language of Koyraboro Senni, the history of the people, and the geography of the region, the grammar proceeds with an overview of the grammatical system of Koyraboro Senni. This is followed by chapters on phonology, the categorical components and the structure of noun phrases, verbal derivation, and the structure of verb phrases. The syntax-discourse material is organized into a chapter on discourse-functional elements and their syntax, a chapter covering a range of traditional clause-level syntactic phenomena, and a final chapter focusing on anaphora.

Furthermore, three appendices give an account of the riverine Koyraboro Senni dialects east and west of Gao and of the Fulan Kirya dialect of the Gourma, a group of villages to the south of Gao where Songhay-speaking Fulani live.

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