ERIC Number: ED056566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Ethiopean Language Area.
Ferguson, Charles A.
This paper constitutes the fifth chapter of the forthcoming volume "Language in Ethiopia." In an effort to better define the particular linguistic area, the author analyzes phonological and grammatical features that languages in the area have in common. A number of features have been identified as characteristic of the area, and this chapter discusses eight phonological and eighteen grammatical characteristics which constitute significant items within the languages under consideration. Tables illustrate the distribution of these features among the particular languages. A list of references is included. (VM)
Descriptors: Amharic, Consonants, Descriptive Linguistics, Distinctive Features (Language), Geographic Distribution, Grammar, Language Classification, Language Patterns, Language Typology, Morphology (Languages), Phonemes, Phonology, Pronunciation, Semitic Languages, Somali, Structural Analysis, Syntax, Tables (Data), Verbs, Vowels
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.