A Reference Grammar of Kunuz Nubian is a dissertation by Ahmed Sokarno Abdel-Hafiz, completed in 1988 at SUNY, Buffalo, which has remained unpublished for nearly thirty years. Already an indispensable standard work in Nubian linguistics, owing to its wide and unofficial circulation, it tackles the phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax of Kunuz Nubian, a Nile Nubian language spoken in Egypt. It remains the only systematic overview of this language, whereas the closely related Dongolawi–Andaandi, spoken in the Sudan, has been described in Armbruster’s Dongolese: A Grammar (1960). This new edition, prepared in the context of the Dotawo: Monographs series, will give this work of scholarship its well-deserved and long overdue published form.
A Reference Grammar of Kunuz Nubian includes a new preface by the author, as well as an appendix with several essays on topics in Kunuz Nubian linguistics, including question formation and benefactives.