„Mehr als nur Worte ...”

„Mehr als nur Worte ...”

* 4th Dec 1934 † 4th Aug 2014

ISBN 978-3-89645-125-5

„Mehr als nur Worte ...”

Afrikanistische Beiträge zum 65. Geburtstag von Franz Rottland

Edited by: Rainer Voßen, Angelika Mietzner, Antje Meißner. With contributions by: Torben Andersen, Giorgio Banti, Herman M. Batibo, Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst, M. Lionel Bender †, Lawrence A. Boadi, Fadila Brahimi, Chet Creider, Norbert Cyffer, Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, Uschi Drolc †, Christopher Ehret, Ralf Großerhode, Richard J. Hayward, Bernd Heine, Osamu Hieda, Dymitr Ibriszimow, Angelika Jakobi, Raimund Kastenholz, Roland Kießling, Karsten Legère, Antje Meißner, Rugatiri D.K. Mekacha, Gudrun Miehe, Angelika Mietzner, Maarten Mous, Manuel J.K. Muranga, Paul M. Musau, Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig, Robert Nicolaï, Derek Nurse, Lucia N. Omondi, Helma Pasch, Mechthild Reh, Thilo C. Schadeberg, Josef Schmied, Gabriele Sommer, E. Kembo Sure, Rainer Voßen, Livingstone Walusimbi, Petr Zima.

738 pp.
5 maps, 1 b/w photo, 71 graphs, numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): English, German, French
Format: 160 x 240 mm
1320 g
€ 39.80


Angelika Mietzner:
Franz Rottland – eine Kurzbiographie

Torben Andersen:
Number inflection in Mayak (Northern Burun)

Giorgio Banti:
Notes on Somali camel terminology

Herman M. Batibo:
Change of feature prominence as a motivation to sound change – the case of Setswana consonant system

Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst:
The notion of “race” and the relationship between Africa and Pharaonic Egypt

M. Lionel Bender:
The genetic position of Nilotic i – independent pronouns

Lawrence A. Boadi:
Pronominal status, kinship and tone in Akan

Fadila Brahimi:
Sprachprestige und Sprachkonflikt in Algerien

Chet Creider:
Reflections on linguistic fieldwork

Norbert Cyffer:
Areale Merkmale im TAM-System und in der Syntax der saharanischen Sprachen

Gerrit J. Dimmendaal:
Noun classification in Baale

Ursula Drolc:
Zur Pflanzentaxonomie der Maasai in Narok

Christopher Ehret:
Is Krongo after all a Niger-Congo language?

Ralf Großerhode:
Stimmlose Nasale im Gogo

Richard J. Hayward:
Observations on tone in the Higir dialect of Nara

Bernd Heine:
On the rise of new-event markers in Kxoe

Osamu Hieda:
Some problems in Datooga (Bajuuta dialect) consonantal system

Dymitr Ibriszimow:
Wohin die Wege führen – Rekonstruktion in Zeit und Raum

Angelika Jakobi:
Zur Rekonstruktion der proto-kordofannubischen Vokale */oa/ und */e/

Raimund Kastenholz:
On the relational preverbs lá- and ma- in Bambara (Manding)

Roland Kießling:
Number marking on Datooga nouns

Karsten Legère:
“... are not fully involved ...” – language knowledge and language use among the Barabaig and Iraqw

Rugatiri D.K. Mekacha:
The co-existence of communities speaking Kiswahili and other languages in Tanzania

Gudrun Miehe / Manuel J.K. Muranga:
Die Proto-Bantu-Lautentsprechungen im Rukiga [Ruciga]

Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig:
Dialektale Nähe unter den Bantusprachen im Nordosten des Victoria Nyanza

Maarten Mous:
Counter-universal rise of infinitive-auxiliary order in Mbugwe (Tanzania, Bantu F 34)

Paul M. Musau:
The evolution and development of Swahili styles – the case of football language

Robert Nicolaï:
De la filiation à l’héritage – réflexion sur les « logiques » de surdétermination

Derek Nurse:
Diachronic morphosyntactic change in western Tanzania

Lucia N. Omondi:
The meaning of pakruok

Helma Pasch:
Am Anfang stand das Zwergflußpferd

Mechthild Reh:
Migration, polygamy and interethnic marriage as causes of language birth – the Southern Lwoo languages

Thilo C. Schadeberg:
The tonal system of EKoti nouns

Josef Schmied:
Researching into African English as formal evidence of cognitive processes

Gabriele Sommer:
Aspects of Yeyi (R 41) verbal morphology

E. Kembo Sure:
Suba ethnolinguistic revival

Rainer Voßen / Antje Meißner:
Von Aasgeiern und Zecken – Moritz Merkers „veraltetes Masai“ aus dialektgeographischer Sicht

Livingstone Walusimbi:
The influence of foreign languages on Ugandan languages – a case study of borrowing in Luganda

Petr Zima:
Personal pronouns in Songhay


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