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dc.contributor.authorGrimm, Nadine
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-16T05:32:35Z
dc.date.available2021-10-16T05:32:35Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51050
dc.description.abstractThis grammar offers a grammatical description of the Ngòló variety of Gyeli, an endangered Bantu (A80) language spoken by 4,000-5,000 "Pygmy" hunter-gatherers in southern Cameroon. It represents one of the most comprehensive descriptions of a northwestern Bantu language. The grammatical description, which is couched in a form-to-function approach, covers all levels of language, ranging from Gyeli phonology to its information structure and complex clauses. It draws on nineteen months of fieldwork carried out as part of the "Bagyeli/Bakola" DoBeS (Documentation of Endangered Languages) project between 2010 and 2014. The resulting multimodal corpus from that project, which includes texts of diverse genres such as traditional stories, narratives, multi-party conversations and dialogues, procedural texts, and songs, provides the empirical basis for the grammatical description. The documentary text collection, supplemented by data from elicitation work, questionnaires, and experiments, are accessible in the Bagyeli/Bakola collection of The Language Archive. With additional ethnographic, sociolinguistic, diachronic, and comparative remarks, the grammar may appeal to a wider audience in general linguistics, typology, Bantu studies, and anthropology. In 2019, the grammar received the Pāṇini Award by the Association for Linguistic Typology.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics
dc.subject.otherLanguage Arts & Disciplines
dc.subject.otherLinguistics
dc.titleA grammar of Gyeli (Volume 2)
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4737370
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy0bad921f-3055-43b9-a9f1-ea5b2d949173
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintLanguage Science Press
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/6adc1503-4d01-423d-a852-4a3a6cfd9789
oapen.identifier.isbn9783985540075


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