The grammar of knowledge in Tima

Dimmendaal, Gerrit J. (2014) The grammar of knowledge in Tima. In: Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y., and Dixon, R.M.W., (eds.) The Grammar of Knowledge: a cross-linguistic typology. Explorations in Linguistic Typology, 7 . Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 245-259.

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[Extract] Tima is spoken by approximately 6,000 people living mainly in the Nuba Mountains, in Sudan; in addition, there is a community of around 1,000 speakers in the capital Khartoum. The speakers refer to the language as tàmáá dù-mùrík, 'the language like-Tima,' whereas they call themselves kù-mùrík (sg), ì-mùrík (pl). Based on the pioneering survey of languages in the Nuba Mountain area by Roland Stevenson in the 1950S, Tima was classified as a member of the Katla cluster by Tucker and Bryan (1956: 64). Greenberg (1963) classified this cluster as a member of the Kordofanian branch within Niger-Congo (or Niger-Kordofanian), a position also followed by Schadeberg (1981a, 1981b). The latter author excluded Greenberg's Tumtum (Kadugli) cluster from Kordofanian, and arrived at a four-way division for this Niger-Congo branch (Figure 1).

Item ID: 32369
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-870131-6
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, James Cook University (JCU), Cairns Institute, James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: ARC Dicovery Project DP110103207 "The grammar of knowledge: a cross-linguistic view of evidentiality and epistemological expressions"
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 06:52
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
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