The Hausa Language: An Encyclopedic Reference Grammar

The Hausa Language: An Encyclopedic Reference Grammar

by Paul Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300081898

ISBN-13: 9780300081893

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book is comprehensive in scope making it valuable for general linguists as well as Africanists. Basic description is accompanied throughout by historical notes, thus making the book interesting to general historical linguists. The author of this long-awaited book is regarded as the world's foremost authority on the Hausa language.

Overview

This book is comprehensive in scope making it valuable for general linguists as well as Africanists. Basic description is accompanied throughout by historical notes, thus making the book interesting to general historical linguists. The author of this long-awaited book is regarded as the world's foremost authority on the Hausa language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300081893
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Yale Language Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
xxxiii
Preface xxxv
Symbols and Abbreviations xxxvii
Glossary of Hausa Words Untranslated in Examples xxxix
Maps
x1
Introduction
1(4)
History of Hausa Linguistics
2(1)
Recent Pedagogical Works on Hausa
2(1)
Data Sources for the Grammar
2(1)
Transcription System
3(1)
Organization of the Grammar
4(1)
Abstract Nouns (Derived)
5(8)
Segmental Shape of the Abstract Suffixes
5(3)
With disyllabic stems
6(2)
With polysyllabic stems
8(1)
Tone
8(1)
The suffix-cI)HL
8(1)
The suffix-taka)LHL
8(1)
The Suffix-ta
8(1)
Abutting Consonant Adjustments
9(1)
Special Forms of the Base
10(1)
Alternative Forms
11(2)
Abstract Nouns of Sensory Quality and Their Derivatives
13(6)
ANSQs
13(2)
Attenuation
14(1)
Derived Adjectives of Sensory Quality (DASQ)
15(2)
Derived Verbs of Sensory Quality (DVSQ)
17(2)
Adjectival Past Participles
19(3)
Form
19(1)
Use
20(1)
Expansion
20(2)
Adjectives
22(12)
Introduction
22(1)
Morphological Classes of Adjectives
22(7)
Simple adjectives
23(1)
Derived adjectives
24(1)
Agential adjectives
24(1)
Ethnonymic adjectives
25(1)
Adjectival past participles
25(1)
Derived adjectives of sensory quality
25(1)
Augmentative adjectives
25(1)
Diminutive adjectives
26(1)
H-L reduplicated ideophonic adjectives
26(1)
LL-HL reduplicated adjectives
26(1)
Reduplicated adjectives (X-like')
26(1)
Attenuated reduplicated adjectives ('-ish')
27(1)
ANSQs
28(1)
Compound adjectives
29(1)
Syntax
29(4)
Predicate adjectives
29(1)
Attributive adjectives
30(1)
Alternative word orders
30(1)
Strictly post-nominal adjectives
30(1)
Gender/number agreement with conjoined NPs
31(1)
Headless adjectives
32(1)
The "quality-with pronoun" construction
33(1)
Comparative/Superlative
33(1)
Adverbs
34(15)
Introduction
34(1)
Basic/Simple Adverbs
35(4)
Spatial
35(1)
Temporal
35(1)
Deictics: Both spatial and temporal
36(1)
Form
36(1)
Meaning
36(2)
Manner, intensity, and other miscellaneous adverbs
38(1)
Derived Adverbs
39(2)
Denominal adverbs
39(2)
Deverbal statives
41(1)
Reduplication
41(2)
Strengthening
41(1)
Attenuation
42(1)
Distributives
42(1)
Prepositional Phrases
43(2)
Spatial
43(1)
Temporal
44(1)
Manner
44(1)
Instrumental
45(1)
Nonprepositional Phrasal Adverbs
45(1)
Compounds
46(1)
Even
46(1)
A Little/A Lot Entirely
47(1)
Exactly
47(1)
Especially
48(1)
Afterthought (Right Dislocation)
49(2)
Agent, Location, and Instrument (ma-Forms)
51(10)
Agent (ma-...I)
51(6)
Form
51(1)
Verb stems with-TA
52(1)
Meaning
53(1)
Gender restrictions
53(1)
Productivity and alternatives
53(1)
Agent nouns with objects
54(1)
Full-form agentives with objects
54(1)
Plural agentives with objects
54(1)
Short-form agentives with objects
55(1)
Adjectival usage
56(1)
Location (ma-...a/ma-..I)
57(1)
Instrument (ma-I)
58(1)
Frozen ma-Forms
59(2)
Apposition
61(3)
Introduction
61(1)
Weak Pronouns
62(1)
Emphatic Reflexives
62(1)
Prenominal Possessives
62(1)
'Kind of' Phrases
63(1)
Unit Measures
63(1)
Pronouns with Numerals
63(1)
Aspectual Verbs
64(7)
Introduction
64(2)
Indirect Objects
66(1)
TAM
67(1)
The Embedded Complement and yi Deletion
67(2)
Deletion of Full Verbs in the Embedded Clause
69(1)
Stacking of AVs
69(1)
Subjunctive Complements
69(2)
Associated Characteristics (Suffix-au)
71(3)
Group 1
71(1)
Group 2
72(1)
Group 3
72(1)
Group 4
72(1)
Group 5
72(1)
Group 6
73(1)
Group 7
73(1)
Augmentatives and Diminutives
74(7)
Augmentative Adjectives
74(4)
Augmentative-1 (A & B forms)
75(1)
Augmentative-1b: The B-form-eCe)HL
75(1)
Plurals ax2)H-L
76(1)
Augmentative-1a: The A-form-I)H
76(1)
Augmentative-2: The C-form-I)LHLH
77(1)
Related Derivations
78(1)
Exclamations
78(1)
Ideophonic qualifiers
78(1)
Diminutive Adjectives
79(2)
Causatives (and Related Formations)
81(8)
Causatives
81(6)
Causatives with finite clause complements
81(3)
Negation
84(1)
Adverbs
85(1)
Q-word questions
85(1)
Relativization, focus, and topicalization
85(1)
Causatives with NP complements
86(1)
Permissives and Prohibitives
87(2)
Permissives
87(1)
Prohibitives
88(1)
Cognate Accusative
89(4)
Cognate Accusative Type 1 (Adverbial)
89(2)
Cognate accusative with modifier
89(2)
Focus and relativization
91(1)
Cognate accusative with numeral
91(1)
Cognate Accusative Type 2 (Direct Object)
91(1)
Cognate accusative-2 plus cognate accusative-1
91(1)
Cognate Accusative Type 3 (na + VN)
92(1)
Comparison
93(4)
Comparison at a Higher Degree
93(2)
Adverbial comparison
94(1)
Agentive and stative phrases
95(1)
Other 'exceed' verbs
95(1)
Comparison at an Equal Degree
95(1)
Comparison at a Lower Degree
96(1)
Clausal Comparison
96(1)
Complementation
97(12)
VP Complements
97(2)
'That' complements
97(2)
'To' complements
99(1)
Propositional Complements
99(10)
Kinds of complement-taking expressions (CTEs)
101(2)
Negation
103(1)
Question words, focus, topicalization
104(1)
Constituents in the CP
104(1)
The CP
105(1)
The CTE
106(1)
Yes/No questions
107(2)
Compounds
109(16)
External: Part of Speech
110(4)
Nouns
110(1)
Gender
110(2)
Plurality
112(1)
Adjectives
113(1)
Adverbs
113(1)
Verbs
114(1)
Internal Structure of Compounds
114(6)
Noun-linked compounds (N.L + N)
114(2)
Adjective-Noun compounds (Adj.L + N)
116(1)
V + X compounds
116(1)
Special L-tone compound form
116(2)
Imperative verb form
118(1)
Infinitives
119(1)
Phrasal compounds
119(1)
Juxtaposed compounds
119(1)
Agentive compounds
120(1)
Sentential compounds
120(1)
Fused Compounds
120(1)
Loans
121(1)
Productivity
122(3)
d'an-
122(1)
abokin
123(1)
ruwan-
123(1)
ban
123(2)
Conditionals and Concessives
125(7)
Regular Conditionals
125(2)
Formation
125(1)
Meaning
126(1)
Counterfactual Conditionals
127(1)
Formation
127(1)
Meaning
128(1)
Concessive Conditionals
128(1)
Formation
128(1)
Meaning
129(1)
Hypothetical Concessive Conditionals
129(1)
Universal (Indefinite) Concessive Conditionals
130(1)
Concessives
131(1)
Conjunctions
132(3)
Basic Coordinating Conjunctions
132(1)
And
132(1)
Or
132(1)
But
133(1)
The Words har and sai
133(1)
Subordinating Conjunctions
134(1)
Coordination
135(8)
NP Coordination
135(3)
And
135(1)
Ellipsis in coordinate phrases
136(1)
Asymmetric coordination
136(1)
Concord phenomena
137(1)
Or
137(1)
But
138(1)
Coordination of Sentences
138(5)
And
138(2)
TAM deletion
140(1)
Reduction of repeated NPs
141(1)
Verbal ellipsis
142(1)
Or
142(1)
But and however
142(1)
Definite Article
143(4)
Form
144(2)
Double Definite Articles
146(1)
Demonstratives and Determiners
147(9)
The wa-Words
147(8)
Definite (deictic) demonstratives
148(1)
Short-form definite demonstratives
149(1)
Short-form and long-form definite demonstratives contrasted
150(2)
Interrogative demonstratives
152(1)
Relative pronouns
153(1)
Specific indefinite demonstratives
153(1)
Unspecified pronouns
154(1)
Pronouns as Determiners/Specifiers
155(1)
Isolator
155(1)
Deverbal Nouns
156(4)
DVNs with Verbal Noun Morphology
156(2)
Weak VNs
157(1)
Stem-derived VNs
157(1)
Base-derived VNs
157(1)
-I
157(1)
-u
157(1)
-e
157(1)
-o
157(1)
-a (variable gender)
158(1)
DVNs without Regular Verbal Noun Morphology
158(2)
DVNs with-iya and-uwa
158(1)
DVNs with-e)HL
158(1)
DVNs with-ko
158(2)
Equational Sentences
160(10)
Basic Structure
160(1)
Identificational Sentences
161(1)
Alternative Have Expressions
161(1)
Pleonastic Independent Pronouns
162(1)
Resumptive Independent Pronouns
162(1)
Concord
162(1)
Negation
163(1)
Omission of the Stabilizer
164(2)
Names, times, places, occupations, numbers
164(1)
Exclamatory expressions
164(1)
Reduction of multiple stabilizers
165(1)
Position of the Stabilizer
166(4)
Focus
166(1)
Focusing of the Y
166(1)
Question words
167(1)
Heavy predicate shift
167(3)
Ethnonyms
170(6)
Basic Form and Meaning (ba-)
170(2)
Alternative Constructions
172(1)
The -awa Suffix
172(3)
Plural ethnonyms
172(1)
Singular/plural asymmetry
173(1)
Followers of
174(1)
Toponyms
174(1)
Adjectives
175(1)
Plural of adjectival ethnonyms
175(1)
Common nouns from adjectival ethnonyms
175(1)
Exclamations/Interjections
176(2)
Nonderived Lexical Exclamations
176(1)
Derived Exclamations -i)HL(H)
177(1)
Existential and Other Nonverbal Sentences
178(5)
Existential Sentences
178(3)
Existentials expressing attributes
179(1)
Negative
179(1)
Times and numbers
180(1)
Negative-HAVE
180(1)
The ba X ba Y construction
181(1)
Presentational Sentences
181(1)
Qualitative Sentences
182(1)
Rather Sentences
182(1)
Expressives of Contempt
183(4)
Introduction
183(1)
Form
183(4)
Basic formation
183(1)
Compounds and phrases
184(1)
Consonant-final words
184(1)
Nasal-final words
184(1)
Monosyllabic words
185(1)
Palatal(ized) consonants
185(1)
Prepausal glottal stop
186(1)
Focus
187(9)
Introduction
187(1)
Form and Structure
188(3)
Focus with sai
190(1)
Equational sentences
190(1)
Focus from Lower Clause
191(1)
Role of the Focused Element
192(2)
Negation and Focus
194(1)
Pseudo-Cleft Sentences
194(2)
Frequentatives
196(3)
Form
196(1)
Function
197(2)
Plurals of common nouns
197(1)
Repeated action verbal nouns
197(2)
Games and Activities (Nominal Derivation)
199(1)
Gender
200(16)
Intrinsic Gender
200(8)
Lexically specific
201(1)
Variation
201(2)
Set gender classes
203(1)
Geographical locations
203(1)
Months and days of the week
204(1)
Prayer times
204(1)

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