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ERIC Number: ED003925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 333
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A GRAMMAR OF SANGO.
SAMARIN, WILLIAM J.
THE GRAMMAR OF SANGO (THE LINGUA-FRANCA OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC) IS DESCRIBED IN THREE PARTS OF THIS TEXT. TWO ADDITIONAL PARTS ARE DEVOTED TO RELATED INFORMATION AND ILLUSTRATION. PART ONE, PHONOLOGY, IS CONCERNED WITH A DESCRIPTION AND EXEMPLIFICATION OF THE PHONEMES OF SANGO, A DISCUSSION OF THE VARIATIONS BETWEEN WORDS WHICH RESULT FROM DIFFERENT KINDS OF PHONOLOGICAL CHANGES, AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE INTONATIONAL FEATURES OF THE LANGUAGE. PART TWO, WORD CLASSES, DESCRIBES THE SIX CLASSES OF WORDS IN THE LANGUAGE (PRESENTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)--ADJUNCTIVES, CONNECTIVES, NOUNS, PRONOUNS, SENTENCE PARTICLES, AND VERBS. PART THREE, CONSTRUCTION CLASSES, DESCRIBES VARIOUS TYPES OF UNITS WHICH CONSIST OF MORE THAN ONE WORD. FIRST THERE ARE PHRASES, SUBSTANTIVE AND VERB. THEN THERE ARE PRECLAUSAL AND SUBJECTIVAL CONSTRUCTIONS WHICH ARE NOT COORDINATED IN THE STRUCTURE WITH THE PRECEDING BUT ARE MORE PROPERLY FUNCTION CLASSES. FINALLY THERE ARE NONVERBAL AND VERBAL SENTENCES, FOLLOWED BY A CHAPTER ON QUESTIONS AND PROCESSES. PART FOUR, TEXTS, PRESENTS AN ANALYZED NORMATIVE TEXT AND SEVERAL ANALYZED BUT TRANSLATED READINGS. PART FIVE, LEXICONS, INCLUDES AS COMPLETE A LIST OF SANGO WORDS AS IS POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME PLUS THE LIST OF FRENCH WORDS WHICH OCCUR IN THIS GRAMMAR IN THE EXAMPLES AND IN THE READINGS. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Hartford Seminary Foundation, CT.
Identifiers: CONNECTICUT; HARTFORD