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Grammar of Akoose: A Northwest Bantu Language

(May 2009) SIL International Publications is now shipping a 303-page book, A Grammar of Akoose. Akoose is the language spoken by 100,000 Bakoosi people who live in southwest Cameroon. The language is located at the northwestern reaches of the Narrow Bantu language family.

This book by Robert Hedinger describes the grammatical structure of Akoose, an SVO language. It has a typical noun-class concord system with agreement in noun class within the noun phrase and subject-verb agreement marked on the verb.

The book will appeal to a local audience interested in their own language as well as to linguists with an interest in African languages. It is published jointly by SIL International and the University of Texas at Arlington.

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