A Grammar of Diola-Fogny: A Language Spoken in the Basse-Casamance Region of Senegal

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 11, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 146 pages
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First published in 1965, and reprinted in 1969, this monograph by J. David Sapir is concerned with the language of the Diola (Dyola, Jola) people living near the Casamance River in the region of Senegal historically known as the Basse-Casamance. The study looks specifically at the important dialect Fogny, which can be thought of as variants of 'standard' Diola. At the time of the monograph's publication, the Fogny dialect was used by approximately 85,000 native speakers in the area around Bignona, Senegal, and was understood by practically all Diola people. This grammar presents a descriptive study of the dialect covering phonology, morphology and syntax.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Morphophonemics
11
1
22
DOOOWNNIOOOUIUIUI
30
Secondary Neutral Theme Formation
49
Derivation Continued
58
Substantives Part II
80
Finite Verbs
90
NonConcord Modifier
100
Recorded Letter
116
MORPHEME INDEX
123
BIBLIOGRAPHY
129
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