By Christa König
This booklet offers a typological review of the various manifestations of grammaticalized case structures in African languages. After defining and distinguishing case structures, Christa K???nig starts off a radical research of case in approximately a hundred African languages and divulges a number of positive aspects, akin to tone as a marker for case and the marked-nominative procedure, that are infrequent phenomena in different languages of the realm. anywhere attainable, the writer takes into consideration facts from her personal enormous and extremely popular box examine. The e-book offers solutions to questions comparable to the subsequent: what's the courting among definiteness and case. Are case phenomena areally or genetically prompted? Why are case differences neutralized in approximately all case languages with verb preliminary or verb medial notice order? Which grammaticalizations look with case? what's the courting among issues and nominative circumstances, or concentration and accusative circumstances?
Read or Download Case in Africa (Oxford Linguistics) PDF
Best african books
Because the e-book of the 1st version in 1977, Africa has validated itself as a number one source for instructing, company, and scholarship. This fourth variation has been thoroughly revised and makes a speciality of the dynamism and variety of up to date Africa. the quantity emphasizes modern culture–civil and social matters, paintings, faith, and the political scene–and presents an summary of vital topics that endure on Africa's position on the planet.
This e-book explores the tactics of migration and integration in the West African sub-region and reveals subsisting delivers and screw ups of the ECOWAS' cause of transmuting the sub-region right into a unmarried socio-economic (and political) entity.
- Africa in the World: Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State
- Democratic Transition in Anglophone West Africa
- African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices (Women in Africa and the Diaspora)
- Fun with African Beads
- Jihad and its Interpretation in Pre-Colonial Morocco: State-Society Relations during the French Conquest of Algeria
Additional info for Case in Africa (Oxford Linguistics)
Abstracting from issues of autonomy, this literature often emphasizes the central role played by the technocrat, an apolitical state agent who favors policy reform. Adjustment success relies on the empowerment of effective technocrats, as part of change teams, and their insulation from popular pressures. Waterbury defines a change team as technocrats with few or no links to the political arena, although their prominence in the realm of macrostrategy may lead to such links. But in their capacity as the brain trust of the political leadership they will be politically isolated and utterly dependent on the head of state.
L ? In these models, economic power translates automatically into political power and organization is irrelevant. Neither the internal organization of groups nor the nature of institutional links to the state 4. A recent paper that makes a similar point in a very different setting is Steven Vogel, "When Interests Are Not Preferences: The Cautionary Tale of Japanese Consumers," Comparative Politics 3I (1999): 187-207. I 5. ), Beyond Urban Bias (London: Frank Cass, 1993). I6. Cited as an unpublished paper in Dani Rodrik, "Understanding Economic Policy Reform," Journal of Economic Literature 34 (I996): 9-42; cited on p.
Sidell, The IMF and Third World Instability (London: Macmillan, 1987). 9. An assessment of the extent of economic reform achieved in Latin America during the 1980s is provided by John Williamson, Latin American Adjustment: How Much Has Happened? (Washington, DC: Institute for International Economics, 1990 ). 10. Robert F. , "Mexico: Radical Reform in a Dominant Party System," in Stephan Haggard and Steven B. ), Voting for Reform: Economic Adjustment in New Democracies (New York: Oxford University Press, I994), pp.