A Manjako grammar with special reference to the nominal group.
The purpose of this thesis is to present a grammatical
description of the Manjako language of Portuguese Guinea,
highlighting the Nominal Group.
Chapter 1 gives a brief general introduction to the Manjakos,
their language, land and culture, and reviews the results of
previous research. It outlines the-theoretical basis of the
description and gives a summary of the principal texts used for
the purpose of analysis.
Chapter 2 briefly outlines the phonology of Manjako and the
Chapter 3 is devoted to the Nominal, Group, its Structure and
Chapters 4,5, and 6 describe the Sentence and String, the
Clause, and the Verbal and Adverbial Groups respectively, thus
providing a background, to the function of the Nominal Group.
Chapter 7 deals with the Units at a Sub-rank to the Nominal
Group, the Numeral Phrase and the Demonstrative Phrase. -
Chapters 8,9, and 10 examine the constituents of the Nominal.
Group (and of other Units) at the Word Rank, the-Stem-Sub-rank,
and the Morpheme Rank respectively.
The texts most frequently drawn upon for, illustration are,
included in the Appendix in full. Certain texts which, have,
been found marginally-useful for reference are included in
an abridged form.