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dc.contributor.authorPozdniakov, Konstantin
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-22T05:31:12Z
dc.date.available2022-04-22T05:31:12Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/54089
dc.description.abstractThis monograph proposes a reconstruction of the lexicon, the morphophonology and the noun class system of Proto-Fula–Sereer (~3500 BP). Fula–Sereer represents one of the six branches of the North-Atlantic group. North-Atlantic, together with the Bak group of languages, forms the Atlantic family, which represents a separate branch within the Niger-Congo macro-family. The lexical reconstruction of the proto-language of a group such as Fula–Sereer requires the solution of a number of questions that are of interest for the general theory of comparative studies. These questions deal with the morphophonological mutations of root-initial consonants. Since consonant mutations were structured into morphological paradigms already at the Proto-Fula–Sereer stage, the evolution of initial consonantism in Fula and Sereer was based not on regular phonetic changes, but on massive irregular analogous changes. The reconstruction of Proto-Fula–Sereer consonant mutations is given in Chapter 2. In Chapters 3-6 the author proposes a reconstruction of the initial consonants. Next, the reconstruction of final consonants (Chapter 7) as well as vowels (Chapter 8) is given. In Chapter 9, taking in account the lexical cognates, the long-standing problem of the PFS noun class reconstruction is rediscussed. The Appendix provides a list of ~720 lexical reconstructions and their approximate meanings.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics
dc.subject.otherLanguage Arts & Disciplines
dc.subject.otherLinguistics
dc.titleProto-Fula–Sereer
dc.title.alternativeLexicon, morphophonology, and noun classes
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5820515
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/91521b06-d003-4258-ac96-4f144fe836fb
oapen.identifier.isbn9783961103348


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