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Title: A Reference Grammar of Bena
Authors: Morrison, M.
Keywords: African Languages
Niger-Congo Languages
Bantu Languages
Bena - Grammar
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Rice University
Abstract: This dissertation is a grammar of Bena (ISO bez), a Bantu language spoken in southwestern Tanzania by approximately 600,000 people. Bena is largely undocumented, and though aspects of Bena grammar have been described, there is no usable, detailed treatment of the Bena language. Therefore the goal of this dissertation is provide the first detailed description of Bena that discusses phonology, morphology, and syntax. The analysis described in this grammar is based on data collected in the Njombe district of Tanzania during 2008 and 2009. Data throughout the grammar is taken from both elicitation and a corpus of 23 narratives.
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