This book, originally published in 1966, deals mainly with morphemes and with grammatical and syntactic behaviour. Although some vocabulary material is contained in this volume, and some more in the Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland, vocabulary comparison itself plays little part. The volume presents an overall picture of the working of representative languages from each section of the Handbook and provides grammatical material which will help future students in classifying the languages to their typological as apart from their lexical features.
Table of Contents
1. Moru-Mangbetu 2. Bongo-Bagirmi 3 and 6. Sere-Mundu and Banda-Gbaya-Ngbandi 4. MBA 5. Zande 7. Bua 8. Somrai 9. East Saharan 10. Mimi 11. Maba 12. Tama 13. Fur 14. Daju 15. Nyimang 16. Temein 17. Katla 18a Koalib- Moro etc 18b. Tegali-tagoi 19. Kadugli-Krongo 20. Nubian 21. Barya 22. Kunama 23. Berta 24. Tabi 25. Gule 26. Koma 27. Didinga-Murle 28. Bako 29. Teuso 30. Nilotic 31. Paranilotic 32a. Cushitic 32b. Ometo 32c. Geleba 34. Iraqw 35. Mbugu 36. Sanye Supplement 33. Ethiopic