A typological portrait of Mano, Southern Mande

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, General Linguistics en
dc.contributor.author Khachaturyan, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-06T13:04:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-06T13:04:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Khachaturyan , M 2021 , ' A typological portrait of Mano, Southern Mande ' , Linguistic Typology , vol. 25 , no. 1 , pp. 123-167 . https://doi.org/10.1515/lingty-2020-2050 en
dc.identifier.issn 1430-0532
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334011
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a typological survey of Mano, a Mande language of Guinea and Liberia. It sketches a linguistic portrait of Mano as a representative member of the Southern branch of the Mande family. The family features shared by Mano include S-Aux-O-V-X word order, the parallelism between nominal and verbal syntax, and the ubiquity of passive lability. The branch features include rich tonal morphology, the unstable character of nasal consonants, and rich pronominal paradigms, including auxiliaries that index the person and number of the subject. Some of the features presented here have not been sufficiently analyzed in the Mandeist literature, so it is unclear how unusual Mano is in comparison to other Mande languages in terms of the large class of inalienably possessed nouns, or the clause-level nominalization that may include another clause as its constituent. Finally, some properties are almost certainly specific to Mano, such as the dedicated tonal forms used in conditional clauses. This paper puts Mano in its typological context, elaborating on those features which are cross linguistically well attested versus those which are cross linguistically rare. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.rights en
dc.subject 6121 Languages en
dc.title A typological portrait of Mano, Southern Mande en
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1515/lingty-2020-2050
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