ERIC Number: ED185833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Grammar of Ewondo. Occasional Papers on Linguistics, Number 4.
Redden, James E.
A descriptive grammar of Ewondo, a Northwest Bantu language spoken in southern Cameroon, Africa is presented. Ewondo is a dialect cluster which is part of a larger dialect cluster usually called Yaunde-Fang. The variety of Ewondo presented is based on the speech of a single individual, who comes from Yaounde-Eturi. Occasional references to other dialects are included. Contents of the grammar are as follows: symbols, phonology, stem and word formation, noun classes, noun formation, modifier nouns, pronouns, verbs, stem extensions, auxiliary verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, sentence types, relative clauses, coordination, and if-clauses. Some exercises, a dictionary, and a brief bibliography are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Dept. of Linguistics.