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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-01-31
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Strong linguistic and ecological pressures are gradually pushing Koromfe, the local language spoken in the north of Burkina Faso, West Africa, towards extinction. Spoken by, at the most, 10,000 people, Koromfe has defied political and cultural domination by other local languages. Few other researchers have studied Koromfe in such detail. Using data based on his fieldwork, John Rennison sheds light on many previously unanswered questions concerning both Koromfe and genetic and general linguistic issues. As a Gur or Voltic language, the author shows how Koromfe shares many phonological, lexical, morphological and syntactic affinities with other such languages.

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