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Studies in Hausa: Language and Linguistics: In honour of F.W. Parsons.
by Furniss, Graham and Jagger, Philip J., edited.

Publisher Information:
Kegan Paul International London 1988

Octavo in dust jacket, xxxii, 282 pp., index

This book is a landmark in the study of one of the major African languages - Hausa - spoken by 30-40 millio people, mostly in northern Nigeria, but also in communities stretching from Senegal to the red Sea. Hausa is taught on an international basis at major universities in Nigeria, the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle and Far East, and is probably the best studied African language, boasting an impressive list of research publications. As Nigeria grows in importance, so Hausa becomes a language of international standing. Articles are "Examinees, Examiners and Examinations: The Hausa Language Requirements of the Northern Nigerian Government, 1902-1962," A.H.M. Kirk-Greene, "The Vowles of Hausa," J. Carnochan, "Fonction de la diathése dans le verbe haoussa," Claude Gouffé, "Discourse-deployability and Indefinite NP-marking in Hausa: A Demonstration of the Universal 'Categoriality Hypothesis,'" Philip J. Jagger, "Hausa and Chadic - A Reappraisal," Herrmann Junggraithmayr, "A NAg-ging Question in Hausa: Remarks on the Syntax and Semantics of the Plural Noun of agent," J.A. McIntyre, "O Shush! An Explanatory Construction in Hausa," Paul Newman, "Augmentative Adjectives in Hausa," Roxana Ma Newman "On the Distribution of Consonants and Vowles in the Initial Syllable of Disyllabic Grade 2 Verbs in Hausa," Nina Pelszczikowa-Chodak, "Resumptive Strategies in Hausa," Laurice Tuller, "Akilu Aliyu, Wordsmith: Some Aspects of the Language of his Poetry," D.W. Arnott, "The Use of Linguistic Devices in Hausa Poetry," Dauda Muhammad Bagari, "The Language of Prais and Vilification: Two Poems by Muhammadu Audi of Gwnadu about Abubakar, Emir of Nupe," Graham Furniss, "New Vocabulary and Idioms in Modern Hausa Literature," Stanislaw Pilaszewicz, "Préable to a Theory of Hausa Poetic Meter," Russell G. Schuh, "Lexical Incompatibility as a Mark of 'Karin Magana,'" Neil Skinner, "The language of hausa Riddles," Ibrahim Yaro Yahaya, "A Hausa Language and Linguisitics Bibliography 1976-1986 (including supplementary material for other years)," Nicholas Awde.

Language: English Language
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardbound
Condition: Fine in Fine DJ
Book Id: 10785

Price: $9.95

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