What happens to class when a language dies

Authors

  • G. Tucker Childs

Keywords:

Mani, Buy, Bullom So, Noun class

Abstract

This paper presents the first documentation of the noun class system of the dying language Mani (buy), “Bullom So” in Ethnologue, a.k.a. Mmani, Mandenyi, etc.) spoken in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Mani has some few hundred speakers, all of whom speak either Soso (sus) or Temne (tem) as their everyday language.

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Published

2009-06-15