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Description - Koromfe by John Rennison

Strong linguistic and ecological pressures are gradually pushing Koromfe, the local language spoken in the north of Burkina Faso, West Africa, towards extinction. Spoken by, at the most, 10,000 people, Koromfe has defied political and cultural domination by other local languages. Few other researchers have studied Koromfe in such detail and this is the first detailed linguistical analysis of its kind. Consequently, data is provided which sheds light on many previously unanswered questions concerning both Koromfe and genetic and general linguistic issues. The information which constitutes this Descriptive Grammar is based on field work made by the author. As a Gur or Voltic language, the author shows how Koromfe shares many phonological, lexical, morphological and syntactic affinities with other such languages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415152570
ISBN-10: 0415152577
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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