Linguistics across Africa

ISBN 978-3-89645-510-9

Linguistics across Africa

Festschrift for Rainer Vossen

Edited by: Klaus Beyer, Gertrud Boden, Bernhard Köhler, Ulrike Zoch. With a foreword by: Klaus Beyer, Gertrud Boden, Bernhard Köhler, Ulrike Zoch. With contributions by: Rose-Juliet Anyanwu, Alan Barnard †, Sebastian Koug Bemile, Anderson M. Chebanne, Abdourahmane Diallo, Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, Edward D. Elderkin, Anne-Maria Fehn, Jost Gippert, Tom Güldemann, Bernd Heine, Osamu Hieda, Dymitr Ibriszimow, Herrmann Jungraithmayr, Christa Kilian-Hatz, Bernhard Köhler, Christa König, Rudolf Leger, Karsten Legère, Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig †, Marie Ngom, Robert Nicolaï, Coffi Sambiéni, Henning Schreiber, Anne Storch, Akira Takada, Ahmad Tela Baba †, Thomas Widlok, Edwin N. Wilmsen †, Balarabe Zulyadaini.

377 pp.
1 colour map, 6 b/w maps, 12 colour photographs, 3 colour figures, 5 b/w figures, numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): English, French, German
Format: 170 x 240 mm
700 g
€ 98.00

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Geleitwort der HerausgeberInnen

Rudolf Leger: Rainer Vossen – Für Afrika bestimmt!

Rose-Juliet Anyanwu: Information structure in the West African Benue-Congo languages Hõne, Igbo, Kana, Kuteb, and Yukuben

Alan Barnard: Was the first language a Khoisan language?

Sebastian K. Bemile: The proverb and universal thought

Andy Chebanne: Eastern Kalahari Khoe languages – An update of their sociolinguistic and linguistic situations in Botswana

Abdourahmane Diallo: Approximations phonologiques chez les locuteurs sosophones du français informel

Gerrit Dimmendaal: On word-final voicing contrasts in Nilotic and beyond

Edward Elderkin: Historical correlates of stress in ‖Ani

Anne-Maria Fehn: Revisiting tense and aspect in the Khoe language family

Jost Gippert: Sound systems in diachrony – Sibilants and affricates in Udi

Tom Güldemann: Did Proto-Tuu have a paradigm of cardinal numbers?

Osamu Hieda: “Prefix-like” elements in Nilotic

Dymitr Ibriszimow  / Balaraba Zulyadaini / Ahmad Tela Baba: Friendship requires visits – Hausa zumunci from a cognitive semantic point of view

Herrmann Jungraithmayr: Yibat sányíi und andere „unmögliche“ Gleichungen im Tschadischen

Christa Kilian-Hatz: On the pygmies’ trail

Bernhard Köhler: Zu den Grundlagen der Sprachtypologie aus afrikanistischer Sicht

Christa König / Bernd Heine: Discourse markers in !Xun (W2 dialect)

Karsten Legère: Il-Torobo and their language(s) in Tanzania – An update

Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig: Dialectological comparison of the Northeast Bantu languages

Marie Ngom: Un marque de classe déficitaire

Robert Nicolaï: Comparer pour (trouver) quoi ? Ce qu’on cherche et ce qu’on trouve en linguistique, et en général

Coffi Sambiéni: Etude comparative des classes nominales du ditammari et du mbɛlimɛ

Henning Schreiber: Distances and clusters in Bisa – Dialectometry revisited

Anne Storch: Linguistic landscapes of tourism – A case study from Zanzibar

Akira Takada: Diversity in child-rearing practices among the San – Characteristics of gymnastic behaviour among the G/ui/G//ana

Thomas Widlok: A practice approach to Hai//om storytelling

Ed Wilmsen: Talking of things at Tsodilo – A multi-lingual Iron Age community in north-western Botswana in the 7th–10th centuries CE

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