Author: Ahmed Sokarno Abdel-Hafiz Date: 1988 Institution: State University of New York at Buffalo Subject:Linguistics Supervisor: Donna B. Gerdts Linguistic Field(s): Language Description
Abstract: This is a grammar of Kunuz Nubian (KN), an Eastern Sudanic language spoken in Southern Egypt. It is the first grammar ever written on this language. The areas covered in the study are phonology, morphology and syntax. The chapter on phonology introduces KN phonemic inventory which is followed by the description of the syllable structure, stress, phonetactics and phonological rules. The chapter on morphology shows that the morphemes that participate in the composition of KN word classes are classified into conceptual categories. These categories are further divided into two types: derivational and inflectional. The chapter on KN syntax starts with basic facts such as word order, verb agreement and reflexives. The types of constructions discussed include morphosyntactic rules, complementations and subordinates. The grammar also includes two texts and a word list of KN.