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A Grammar of Yoruba

A Grammar of Yoruba

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John Spencer
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  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521175289

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  • Yoruba, a major West African language spoken by over twelve million people, has had so much scholarly attention before the release of this 1966 work, but no extensive descriptive grammar had ever been published. Dr Ayo Bamgbose therefore made a major contribution to the study of language. This descriptive grammar derives from a large body of written and spoken texts in Standard Yoruba. In order to avoid the faulta of traditional grammars, this study has been deliberately based on a structural theory, using Halliday's Scale and Category model. Dr Bamgbose's study of Yoruba was the first full-length exemplification of this theory to be published, and will continue to be of interest to general linguists as well as to specialists in West African languages and Yoruba scholars.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521175289
    • length: 188 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword John Spencer
    List of symbols
    Part I. Introduction
    Part II. Theory
    Part III. Description:
    1. The sentence
    2. The free clause
    3. The dependent clause
    4. The verbal group
    5. The nominal group.

  • Author

    Ayọ Bamgbose


    John Spencer

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