By Ahmed Sokarno Abdel-Hafiz

It is a grammar of Kunuz Nubian (KN), an japanese Sudanic language spoken in Southern Egypt. it's the first grammar ever written in this language. The parts coated within the research are phonology, morphology and syntax. The bankruptcy on phonology introduces KN phonemic stock that's through the description of the syllable constitution, pressure, phonetactics and phonological ideas. The bankruptcy on morphology exhibits that the morphemes that take part within the composition of KN note periods are categorised into conceptual different types. those different types are additional divided into kinds: derivational and inflectional. The bankruptcy on KN syntax begins with easy evidence corresponding to note order, verb contract and reflexives. the categories of structures mentioned comprise morphosyntactic principles, complementations and subordinates. The grammar additionally contains texts and a glossary of KN.

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BNC)4 Normally, in constructions like (16a), where a first noun in the form sort, kind or type is preceded by a demonstrative determiner, number agreement holds between the determiner and the first noun. Here, however, there is concord between the determiner and the (plural) second noun, which also agrees with the verb. 5). ). 3 The morphosyntactic locus Zwicky (1985, 1993) also proposes a number of tests for headedness, but eventually concludes they can all be reduced to the single criterion of which element functions as the ‘morphosyntactic locus’.

16 (11) The structural approach a. The owner of the house which charmed the realtors is/are . . b. The owner of the house who charmed the realtors is/are . . Results, however, failed to show a difference between the two constructions, thus suggesting that the agreement effect is more likely to be due to linear distance than to syntactic distance. e. to syntactic distance between the interfering (local) noun and the head noun as the determining factor. Vigliocco and Nicol (1998), for instance, found that agreement errors are also made when the ‘local noun’ is not adjacent to the verb.

If, on the other hand, we omit the poet, Haugen (1953: 166) continues, we have ‘a perfectly satisfactory sentence’. Haugen concludes that, rather than the first noun, it must be the second noun which functions as the head of the construction. The question that arises, however, is what is meant by a ‘perfectly satisfactory sentence’. From a syntactic point of view, omission of either element leads to an acceptable result, while semantically, too, the resulting constructions seem to be acceptable, no matter which element is being omitted.

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