Erscheinungsdatum: 01.08.2012, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: A Grammar of the Hausa Language, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES // General, Rubrik: Sprachwissenschaft // Allg. u. vergl. Sprachwiss., Seiten: 254, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 374 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 08.03.2017, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Grammar of the Hausa Language, Autor: Schön, James Frederick, Verlag: Hansebooks, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Geisteswissenschaften allgemein, Seiten: 264, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 407 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
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How much of language is motivated? Recently, cognitive and functional linguists have proposed new solutions to this intriguing question. The thirteen articles collected in this volume cover various aspects of motivation in grammar and in the lexicon. The phenomena discussed in the contributions can be grouped into four types of motivation, which, along with other types, are explicated in the introductory chapter: ecological motivation, i.e. motivation of a linguistic unit due to its place, or 'ecological niche,' within a system; genetic motivation, i.e. motivation of present-day linguistic behavior or structure due to historical factors; experiential motivation, i.e. motivation that is based on embodied experience; and cognitive motivation, i.e. motivation that is based on human knowledge and cognitive operations such as metonymy and metaphor. The languages studied in some detail include Afrikaans, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Hausa, and Hungarian. This volume makes a strong case for the pervasiveness of motivation in natural language. It will be of interest to teachers, researchers and students of linguistics, especially of functional and cognitive linguistics.
Hausa is a major world language, spoken as a mother tongue by more than 30 million people in northern Nigeria and southern parts of Niger, in addition to diaspora communities of traders, Muslim scholars and immigrants in urban areas of West Africa, e.g. southern Nigeria, Ghana, and Togo, and the Blue Nile province of the Sudan. It is also widely spoken as a second language and has expanded rapidly as a lingua franca. Hausa is a member of the Chadic language family which, together with Semitic, Cushitic, Omotic, Berber and Ancient Egyptian, is a coordinate branch of the Afroasiatic phylum. This comprehensive reference grammar consists of sixteen chapters which together provide a detailed and up-to-date description of the core structural properties of the language in theory-neutral terms, thus guaranteeing its on-going accessibility to researchers in linguistic typology and universals.