Grammaire de la langue mano (mandé-sud) dans une perspective typologique

Abstract : This work aims to present a grammatical description – as complete as possible – of a South Mande language, Mano (400,000 speakers in Guinea and Liberia), placing it into a typological context, comparing the language with other Mande languages and distinguishing general typological particularities. The text of the thesis is divided into six chapters: Phonology and phonetics; Morphology; Noun phrase; Verb phrase; Predicative system; Syntax of the clause. Justifying the typological orientation of the thesis, each chapter is concluded by a section providing typological particularities of the data presented in it. A detailed analysis was given, among others, on the following themes: quantitative study of phonotactics; study of the category of number, including its expression and alignment by number; the system of quantification markers; argument structure, corpus study of predicative markers’ distribution; syntax of the clause, especially syntax of the relative clause.The appendices at the end of the thesis contain some important complementary information, including, for instance, complete verbal paradigms. Two of these appendices comprise of glossed texts.
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Maria Khachaturyan. Grammaire de la langue mano (mandé-sud) dans une perspective typologique. Linguistique. Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales- INALCO PARIS - LANGUES O', 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014INAL0030⟩. ⟨tel-01174674⟩

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