Kinyarwanda and Kirundi Comparative Grammar

Kinyarwanda and Kirundi Comparative Grammar
Author: R. David Zorc and Louise Nibagwire
Publisher: Dunwoody Press
Date: 2007
Pages: 369
Format: PDF
Size: 353MB
Language: English/Kinyarwanda and Kirundi

This book has been prepared to fill a number of needs.
Firstly, no detailed comparison of Kinyarwanda and Kirundi has ever been published.
Secondly most textbooks and grammars are aimed at beginning or intermediate levels Thirdly, most of the information on the grammar of these languages is only available in French; some monolingual publications are also available in each respective language. Fourthly, while the grammatical structure of these dialects is enormously complex, there are ways to present them in a student-friendly manner. We therefore hope to have provided an American learner of either or both of these dialects with an
understandable and clear explication of the grammatical challenges these Bantu languages present. Wherever constructions coexist or are parallel, we provide exemplification in both dialects. If there is no parallel construction we explicitly state this.