Quotative Indexes in African Languages

Quotative Indexes in African Languages : A Synchronic and Diachronic Survey

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The book represents the results of a synchronic and diachronic cross-African survey of quotative indexes. 39 African languages were selected to represent the genealogical and geographical diversity of the continent. It is the first typological investigation of direct reported discourse of this magnitude in a large group of languages. The bookwill be of interest to linguists working on African languages as well as typologists working on similar studies in other geographical areas.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 686 pages
  • De Gruyter
  • de Gruyter Mouton
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 3110211459
  • 9783110211450

About Tom Guldemann

Tom Guldemann, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.show more