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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Language Contact: Mende and Temne: A Case Study
Author:Turay, A.K.
Periodical:Africana Marburgensia
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:loan words
Mende language
Timne language
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:Aim is to identify lexical items that have been borrowed into the Temne language from the neighbouring Mende, and to examine the semantic and cultural significance of such loanwords within the Temne lexicon. A major section of the paper is devoted to a study of the semantic categories to which the Mende loanwords may be assigned, together with a discussion on their cultural and historical implications. Notes, summaries in French and German.