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A Description of Pimbwe (Bantu, Tanzania) : Phonology, Grammar, and Discourse
Jonathan W Weiss (author)Steve Nicolle (thesis supervisor)Sean Allison (second reader)Lotta Aunio (third reader)Trinity Western University SGS (Degree granting institution)
Linguistics and Translation
The present study is the first formal description of Pimbwe, a Bantu language (in the M.11 group) spoken in western Tanzania. After situating the Pimbwe language within the wider linguistic context, I describe Pimbwe phonology, tone, and grammar, with particular emphasis on the structure of the verb. Finally, natural language use in extended discourse is described based on two running commentaries of the Pear Story film.
Bantu languages--ClassificationBantu philologyPhonology.Pimbwe dialect