On the rise of grammatical categories : some examples from Maa
Bernd Heine and Ulrike Claudi (1986)
This book, based on field research in Keyna in 1983 and 1984, attempts to explain the grammatical complexity of the Maasai language.
Chapters on the following topics: Frem metaphor to grammar ; Birth of a gender ; Verbal classification ; Frem verb to derivative affix, The passive ; The rise of a complex deixis ; From preposition to complementizer ; From conjunction via tense marking to conjunction ; Phonological issues.
Though very linguitically written, the examples shown with English translations may help clarify some of the more complex areas of this Language.
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