Article published in:Coding Participant Marking: Construction types in twelve African languages
Edited by Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
[Studies in Language Companion Series 110] 2009
► pp. 331–353
This study presents a first introduction to the phonological, morphosyntactic and pragmatic structure of Tima, a poorly-known language in Sudan whose wider genetic affiliations still need to be clarified. A number of structural properties of Tima, being of particular interest from an areal and general typological point of view, are discussed in more detail below: The highly reduced noun-class system with remnants of a more extensive former system, its discourse-configurational structure, and split ergativity.
Published online: 22 April 2009
Cited by 2 other publications
Anderson, Gregory D. S.
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