Chadic and Hausa Linguistics

Chadic and Hausa Linguistics

ISBN 978-3-89645-043-2
Festschrift for Paul Newman’s 65th Birthday

Chadic and Hausa Linguistics

Selected Papers of Paul Newman with Commentaries

Edited by: Philip J. Jaggar †, H. Ekkehard Wolff. With contributions by: Mustapha Ahmad, Bernard Caron, Zygmunt Frajzyngier, Graham Furniss, Larry Hyman, Philip J. Jaggar †, William R. Leben, Roxana Ma Newman, Nina Pawlak, Victor Porkhomovsky †, Russell G. Schuh †, Henry Tourneux, H. Ekkehard Wolff, Petr Zima †. Series founded by: Johannes Lukas †. Series edited by: Hilke Meyer-Bahlburg, H. Ekkehard Wolff.

Series: AFO Afrikanistische Forschungen Volume XII

20 pp. Roman, 338 pp.
2 b/w photos, 1 facsimile reproduction, numerous tables, author- and language index
Text language(s): English
Format: 155 x 230 mm
530 g
€ 59.80

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Syllable weight as a phonological variable (1972); Syllable weight and tone (1981)
commentary by Larry M. Hyman

Grades, vowel-tone classes and extensions in the Hausa verbal system (1973)
commentary by Graham Furniss

Proto-Chadic verb classes (1975)
commentary by Petr Zima

The origin of Hausa /h/ (1976)
commentary by Roxana Ma Newman

The formation of the imperfective verb stem in Chadic (1977)
commentary by Victor Porkhomovsky

Chadic extensions and pre-dative verb forms in Hausa (1977)
commentary by Philip J. Jaggar

Explaining Hausa feminines (1979)
commentary by Russell G. Schuh

The Classification of Chadic within Afroasiatic (1980)
commentary by H. Ekkehard Wolff

The historical development of medial /ee/ and /oo/ in Hausa (1979), Internal evidence for final vowel lowering in Hausa (1990)
commentary by Henry Tourneux

Grammatical restructuring in Hausa: indirect objects and possessives (1982)
commentary by Zygmunt Frajzyngier

The efferential (alias “causative”) in Hausa (1983)
commentary by Nina Pawlak

Tone and affixation in Hausa (1986)
commentary by William R. Leben

Historical decay and growth in the Hausa lexicon (1991)
commentary by Mustapha Ahmad

Facts count: an empiricist looks at indirect objects in Hausa (1991)
commentary by Bernard Caron

Bibliography of Paul Newman from 1964 onwards


Under this link you will find further Festschriften and obituary volumes for renowned scholars published in our programme.

Under these links you will find further studies of Chadic linguistics, as well as another festschrift on the occasion of Paul Newman’s 80th birthday:

Accompanying material:



This collection of the most important articles with commentaries is quite original form of celebrating a jubilee of the outstanding Scholar and Master of African linguistics. Let us hope that the next stage of his life and splendid scientific career will be marked by a voluminous and equally impressive Festschrift.

Stanislaw Pilaszewicz in Studies of the Department of African Languages and Cultures, 33/2003, 111-117

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