Fading Delimitations

ISBN 978-3-89645-904-6

Fading Delimitations

Multilingual Settlements in a Convergence Area – Case Studies from Nigeria

Edited by: Anne Storch, Johannes Harnischfeger †, Rudolf Leger. With an introduction by: Johannes Harnischfeger †, Rudolf Leger, Anne Storch. With contributions by: Jörg Adelberger, Jules Jacques Coly, Norbert Cyffer, Johannes Harnischfeger †, Herrmann Jungraithmayr, Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer, Rudolf Leger, Anne Storch, Georg Ziegelmeyer.

Series: TIAS Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies Volume 34

14 pp. Roman, 269 pp.
8 maps, 1 colour photo, 1 colour diagram, 3 figures, numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): English
Format: 170 x 240 mm
690 g
€ 69.80

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This book focuses on languages and cultures of one of the world’s linguistically most diverse regions, north-eastern Nigeria, and aims at providing new explanations for this outstanding diversity. It explores languages in a context of pervasive multilingualism, explaining their histories and sociocultural backgrounds as super-diverse and constantly changing ones. This is achieved by developing a model which provides new explanations and insights for the linguistic region treated in this book – the convergence zone between the Gongola and Benue valleys of northeastern Nigeria.



Johannes Harnischfeger / Rudolf Leger / Anne Storch: Lower rank greets first – getting along in multilingual communities

Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer: Who are the Waja and where did they come from? A linguistic evaluation of ‘Labarin Waja’, the unpublished history of Waja by Kwoiranga, the 2nd Sarkin Waja (1927–1936)

Norbert Cyffer: Kanuri as a language of wider communication – expansion and retreat

Georg Ziegelmeyer: Bade between its eastern and western neighbours – past and present contact scenarios in northern Yobe State

Jules Jacques Coly: Noun formation strategies in Maaka (Western Chadic, Nigeria)

Anne Storch: Don’t get me wrong here, but I think I may have seen this – knowledge, concealment and perception in Maaka

Herrmann Jungraithmayr: The historical position of Tangale within Chadic

Johannes Harnischfeger: Remodeling themselves – language shift, Islamisation and ethnic conversion among the Maaka

Jörg Adelberger: Kupto and Kwami – on the relation between language, culture and ethnicity among the Southern Bole-Tangale Group

Rudolf Leger: Some observations on typological features in languages of the Bole-Tangale group

Author index, Language index, Subject index

Under these links you will find publications of the contributors and further ones featuring language contact and multilingualism and aspects of the Maaka language:

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