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1. Stirtz, Timothy M. A grammar of Gaahmg, a Nilo-Saharan language of Sudan.

Degree: 2012, LOT, Utrecht

This thesis investigates the grammar of Gaahmg, a Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic language spoken in the Blue Nile Province of North Sudan. The comprehensive description provides an analysis of the phonology, morphology, and syntax. Ten texts of various genre are given to help illustrated the grammar in context. Gaahmg is morphologically rich, employing many suffixes and clitics on nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Tone and [ATR] quality distinguish a significant number of lexemes and grammatical functions. Several specific processes of consonant weakening, vowel elision, [+ATR] spreading, [+round] spreading, and morphological tone rules, account for the vast majority of alternations when morphemes are combined. The syntax is equally interesting. Agentive passive, agentless passive, antipassive, and causative verb forms are syntactically and morphologically distinct and combine in nearly all possible ways. All pronouns use vowel features to represent the person referred to, the three persons coinciding with the language's three vowel harmony pairs. Body part locatives are similar in form and meaning to inherently possessed body part nouns, but are a distinct lexical category in form and function. These and other features make the description a valuable resource for Nilo-Saharan linguists as well as those interested in the typology of African languages.

Subjects/Keywords: Agented passive; Antipassive; ATR; Body part locatives; Clitics; Perfect aspect; Replacive grammatical tone; Texts; Tone; Agented passive; Antipassive; ATR; Body part locatives; Clitics; Perfect aspect; Replacive grammatical tone; Texts; Tone

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APA (6th Edition):

Stirtz, T. M. (2012). A grammar of Gaahmg, a Nilo-Saharan language of Sudan. (Doctoral Dissertation). LOT, Utrecht. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18452

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Stirtz, Timothy M. “A grammar of Gaahmg, a Nilo-Saharan language of Sudan.” 2012. Doctoral Dissertation, LOT, Utrecht. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18452.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Stirtz, Timothy M. “A grammar of Gaahmg, a Nilo-Saharan language of Sudan.” 2012. Web. 26 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Stirtz TM. A grammar of Gaahmg, a Nilo-Saharan language of Sudan. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. LOT, Utrecht; 2012. [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18452.

Council of Science Editors:

Stirtz TM. A grammar of Gaahmg, a Nilo-Saharan language of Sudan. [Doctoral Dissertation]. LOT, Utrecht; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18452

2. Joswig, A. The Majang Language.

Degree: 2019, LOT

Majang is a Nilo-Saharan language of the Surmic subfamily spoken in Southwest Ethiopia. This language provides an interesting subject for phonological, morphosyntactic and pragmatic studies, particularly from a typological perspective. Majang is a tonal language with two tones and two different sources of non-automatic downstep; the tones distinguish meaning both in the lexicon and in the grammar. As would be expected from an Eastern-Sudanic language, Majang features an intricate number-marking system, where numerous inflectional strategies are chosen for the different nouns of the lexicon. This number marking interacts with the case marking of Majang, which is one of the few African languages with clearly manifested ergative-absolutive structures, balanced by an alternative system with nominative-absolutive markings; the deciding factor between the two systems is deeply grounded in the pragmatic context of the predications. The topicality of constituents not only influences the case-marking strategies, but has further manifestations in a topicality-based sentence-final marker and in a syntactic distinction mostly known from Bantu languages, the conjoint-disjoint distinction. This language description covers a wide range of topics: sociolinguistics, phonology, morphology, syntax and pragmatics, supplemented by two interlinearized texts and two wordlists (Majang-English and English-Majang). Advisors/Committee Members: Supervisor: Mous M. Co-Supervisor: Lojenga C.K..

Subjects/Keywords: Nilo-Saharan; Surmic; ergative-absolutive marking; differential case marking; topicality; conjoint/disjoint distinction; grammatical tone; Nilo-Saharan; Surmic; ergative-absolutive marking; differential case marking; topicality; conjoint/disjoint distinction; grammatical tone

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APA (6th Edition):

Joswig, A. (2019). The Majang Language. (Doctoral Dissertation). LOT. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1887/73814

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Joswig, A. “The Majang Language.” 2019. Doctoral Dissertation, LOT. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1887/73814.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Joswig, A. “The Majang Language.” 2019. Web. 26 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Joswig A. The Majang Language. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. LOT; 2019. [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/73814.

Council of Science Editors:

Joswig A. The Majang Language. [Doctoral Dissertation]. LOT; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/73814

3. Boutwell, R.L. A grammar of Nchane: A Bantoid (Beboid) language of Cameroon.

Degree: 2020, LOT

This descriptive grammar of Nchane, a Beboid language of Cameroon, is based largely on text data and takes a functional approach. Chapters include accounts of the phonology, nouns, noun phrases, verbs, clause structure, and information structure. An interlinearized text is provided as well. Features of particular interest are the presence of a fricative vowel, two locative noun classes, compound pronouns, and a set of anaphoric demonstratives which encode speaker attitude. Advisors/Committee Members: Supervisor: Mous M.P.G.M. Co-Supervisor: Wal G.J. van der.

Subjects/Keywords: Beboid; Fricative vowels; Tone; Topic and Focus; Compound Pronouns; Locative Noun Classes; Anaphoric Demonstratives; Applicative; Grammatical Relations; Clause Chaining; Beboid; Fricative vowels; Tone; Topic and Focus; Compound Pronouns; Locative Noun Classes; Anaphoric Demonstratives; Applicative; Grammatical Relations; Clause Chaining

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APA (6th Edition):

Boutwell, R. L. (2020). A grammar of Nchane: A Bantoid (Beboid) language of Cameroon. (Doctoral Dissertation). LOT. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1887/123113

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Boutwell, R L. “A grammar of Nchane: A Bantoid (Beboid) language of Cameroon.” 2020. Doctoral Dissertation, LOT. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1887/123113.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Boutwell, R L. “A grammar of Nchane: A Bantoid (Beboid) language of Cameroon.” 2020. Web. 26 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Boutwell RL. A grammar of Nchane: A Bantoid (Beboid) language of Cameroon. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. LOT; 2020. [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/123113.

Council of Science Editors:

Boutwell RL. A grammar of Nchane: A Bantoid (Beboid) language of Cameroon. [Doctoral Dissertation]. LOT; 2020. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/123113

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