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Manambu Grammar Publication - Contents Overview

1 Introduction: The Language and its Speakers (pdf 418 kb)

  • 1.1 Linguistic type
  • 1.2 The Manambu: the present and the past
    • 1.2.1 Environment and subsistence
    • 1.2.2 The Manambu villages
    • 1.2.3 Dwelling patterns: the structure of villages
    • 1.2.4 Houses and their structure
  • 1.3 Social organization, kinship, and name ownership
    • 1.3.1 Clan membership, kinship, and mortuary ritual
    • 1.3.2 Name ownership and name debates
  • 1.4 Relationships with neighbours and recent history
    • 1.4.1 Indigenous neighbours and traditional warfare
    • 1.4.2 Relationships with outsiders
  • 1.5 Linguistic affiliation and prehistory
    • 1.5.1 The Ndu language family
    • 1.5.2 The varieties of Manambu
    • 1.5.3 Origins and putative prehistory
  • 1.6 Linguistic situation
  • 1.7 What we know about the Manambu language
  • 1.8 Basis for this study
  • Appendix 1.1 Early documentation of Manambu

2 Phonology

  • 2.1 Segmental phonology
    • 2.1.1 Consonants
    • 2.1.2 Vowels
    • 2.1.3 Unusual phonetic patterns
  • 2.2 Syllable structure
    • 2.2.1 Syllable types
    • 2.2.2 Vowel sequences and diphthongs
  • 2.3 Stress
    • 2.3.1 Stress assignment
    • 2.3.2 Stress shift
  • 2.4 Phonological structure of morphemes, and syllable weight
    • 2.4.1 Phonological structure of verbal and non-verbal roots
    • 2.4.2 Syllable weight and evidence for iambic stress in verbs
  • 2.5 Phonological word
    • 2.5.1 General properties
    • 2.5.2 When one grammatical word corresponds to more than one phonological word
    • 2.5.3 When two or three grammatical words form one phonological word
  • 2.6 Phonological processes
  • 2.7 Intonation patterns

3 Grammatical Relations

  • 3.1 Cross-referencing
  • 3.2 Grammatical relations marked on noun phrases
  • 3.3 ‘Reactivated topic’ demonstratives
  • 3.4 Grammatical relations in Manambu: a summary

4 Word Classes

  • 4.1 Nouns
    • 4.1.1 Morphophonological subclasses of nouns
    • 4.1.2 Semantically and grammatically determined subclasses of nouns
  • 4.2 Verbs
    • 4.2.1 Verbal grammatical categories
    • 4.2.2 Semantically and grammatically determined subclasses of verbs
  • 4.3 Adjectives
    • 4.3.1 Agreeing and non-agreeing adjectives
    • 4.3.2 Adjectives in comparison with nouns and verbs
    • 4.3.3 Semantics of adjectives
  • 4.4 Adverbs
  • 4.5 Closed classes
    • 4.5.1 Modal words
    • 4.5.2 Postpositions
    • 4.5.3 Particles and connectives
    • 4.5.4 Interjections and onomatopoeia
    • 4.5.5 ‘Pro-sentences’
    • 4.5.6 Word class assignment of loans and code-switches

5 Gender Marking, Semantics, and Agreement

  • 5.1 Gender and number agreement: contexts and forms
    • 5.1.1 Agreement contexts
    • 5.1.2 Gender and number agreement forms
    • 5.1.3 Additional gender and number forms
    • 5.1.4 Functions of gender and number agreement
  • 5.2 How to choose a gender: semantics, and markedness relationships
    • 5.2.1 The semantics of gender choice
    • 5.2.2 Mismatches in gender agreement
    • 5.2.3 Markedness relations
  • 5.3 Overt gender marking

6 Number

  • 6.1 Number marking on nouns
  • 6.2 Number agreement
    • 6.2.1 Number agreement with mass and collective referents
    • 6.2.2 Agreement with associative non-singular
    • 6.2.3 ‘Argument elaboration’ constructions, and number agreement
    • 6.2.4 Markedness in the number system

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