New PDF release: A reference grammar of Kunuz Nubian

By Ahmed Sokarno Abdel-Hafiz

This can be a grammar of Kunuz Nubian (KN), an jap Sudanic language spoken in Southern Egypt. it's the first grammar ever written in this language. The parts coated within the research are phonology, morphology and syntax. The bankruptcy on phonology introduces KN phonemic stock that is via the description of the syllable constitution, rigidity, phonetactics and phonological ideas. The bankruptcy on morphology indicates that the morphemes that take part within the composition of KN observe periods are categorized into conceptual different types. those different types are additional divided into varieties: derivational and inflectional. The bankruptcy on KN syntax starts off with uncomplicated evidence resembling be aware order, verb contract and reflexives. the kinds of buildings mentioned contain morphosyntactic principles, complementations and subordinates. The grammar additionally contains texts and a glossary of KN.

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Modals were most frequently used in the email, SMS and discussion board data respectively with, again, the rate of use in these text-types proving to be more frequent than the spoken and written BNC. 3. Modals were used at a significantly less frequent rate in tweets than the other data types (including the spoken and written BNC). 4. Modal verbs were used at a similar rate, overall, in the blogs and written BNC data, although significant differences in use of specific forms of these phenomena existed across these text-types.

7. The forms can (which is particularly infrequent in the written BNC), could, will (which is particularly infrequent in the spoken BNC), would, may and might were particularly infrequent in the Twitter sub-corpus when compared to the other sub-corpora. They were also less frequent, in general, in blogs, with can, could, shall, would and should proving particularly infrequent in this sub-corpus. Discussion The frequent use of modal forms in e-language suggests that there is a closer alignment with this ‘genre’ of discourse and speech, rather than written communication (although CANELC perhaps contains levels of modality, a key indicator of the ‘spokenness’ of discourse, that eclipse even the spoken BNC – finding 1).

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