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Final Records of the Sambe Language of Central Nigeria: Phonology, noun morphology, and wordlist
|Title:||Final Records of the Sambe Language of Central Nigeria: Phonology, noun morphology, and wordlist|
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|Issue Date:||Sep 2015|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii Press|
|Citation:||Blench, Roger. 2015. Final Records of the Sambe Language of Central Nigeria: Phonology, noun morphology, and wordlist. Language Documentation & Conservation 9. 192-228|
|Abstract:||This paper presents all the available data on the Sambe language [xab], formerly spoken in a remote area of Central Nigeria. Two field trips were made, in 2001 and 2005, and a substantial wordlist was collected. By 2005, the two remaining informants were very old and it is presumed Sambe is no longer spoken. The speakers still retain their ethnic identity but today speak a dialect of Ninzo. Sambe is part of the little-known Alumic group of languages and its closest relative is Hasha. Alumic in turn is one subgroup of Plateau, itself a branch of Benue-Congo and thus part of Niger-Congo. Sambe has an extremely rich phonological inventory. Fossil prefixes show that it had a system of nominal affixing until recently, but this had become unproductive by the time the language was recorded.|
|Sponsor:||National Foreign Language Resource Center|
|Rights:||Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International|
Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
|Appears in Collections:||Volume 09 : Language Documentation & Conservation|
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