A Grammar of Fongbe

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Bod Third Party Titles, Jan 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 582 pages
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This book is a reference grammar of Fongbe, a language which is part of the Gbe dialect cluster. It is spoken mainly in the former kingdom of Dahomey, which today comprises the southern areas of Benin and Togo. This book has three objectives: First, its main purpose is to provide a thorough description of the grammar of Fongbe. Second, this book provides language-specific syntactic tests which were developed in the course of this research. Finally, we provide the reader with the most exhaustive list possible of references on Fongbe, and on the Gbe languages in general. This book thus attempts to represent a "state of the art" of the language itself, and of the analyses proposed to account for its particular constructions. This book is of particular interest to Africanists, scholars interested in comparative linguistics or in the reconstruction of language families, and creolists who work on the languages spoken in the Caribbean area.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Functional categories involved in the nominal structure
37
Pronominal forms
61
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Claire Lefebvre is Professor at the University of Quebec, Canada. Anne-Marie Brousseau is Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada.

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