Historical Language Contact in Africa

ISBN 978-3-89645-091-3

Historical Language Contact in Africa

Edited by: Derek Nurse. With contributions by: Ousseina Alidou, Herman M. Batibo, Bruce Connell, Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, Christopher Ehret, André Mwamba Kapanga, Roland Kießling, Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer, Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu, Maarten Mous, Deo S. Ngonyani, Nina Pawlak, Franz Rottland †, Russell G. Schuh, Anthony Traill †, Benji Wald, H. Ekkehard Wolff, Christopher Wrigley.

Series: SUGIA Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika, Volume 16/17

598 pp.
16 maps, 21 tables, 15 figures, 3 diagrams, numerous wordlists
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
940 g
€ 68.00


Herman M. Batibo / Franz Rottland:
The Adoption of Datooga Loanwords in Sukuma and its Historical Implications

Bruce Connell:
The Role of Language Contact in the Development of Usaghade

Gerrit J. Dimmendaal:
Language Shift and Morphological Convergence in the Nilotic Area

Christopher Ehret:
The Establishment of Iron-Working in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa – Linguistic Inferences on Technological History

André Mwamba Kapanga:
A Socio-Historical Linguistic Approach to the Study of Shaba Swahili – Recreating the Parent Language

Roland Kiessling:
The Integration of Bantu Loans into Burunge (Southern Cushitic)

Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer:
Jalaa – an Almost Forgotten Language of Northeastern Nigeria. A Language Isolate?

Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu:
The “Mande Loan Element in Twi” Revisited

Maarten Mous:
Ma’a as an Ethno-Register of Mbugu

Deo S. Ngonyani:
The Evolution of Tanzanian Ngoni

Nina Pawlak:
Diachronic Typology of Locative Phrases in Chadic

Russell G. Schuh:
Shira, Teshena, Auyo – Hausa's (Former) Eastern Neighbors

Anthony Traill:
Structural Typology and Remote Relationships between Zhu and !Xóõ

Benji Wald:
Substratal and Superstratal Influences on the Evolution of Swahili Syntax – Central East Coast Bantu and Arabic

H. Ekkehard Wolff / Ousseina Alidou:
On the Non-Linear Ancestry of Tasawaq (Niger), or: How “Mixed” Can a Language Be?

Christopher Wrigley:
Frontier Linguistics in Uganda

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Die sechzehn Aufsätze der vorliegenden Publikation sind ein wichtiger Beitrag, der über historische Aspekte der sprachlichen Veränderungen als Ergebnis von Sprachkontakten im subsaharischen Raum Auskunft gibt.

Karsten Legère in Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 100/2005, pp. 579-585

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