Nuba Mountain Language Studies – New Insights

Nuba Mountain Language Studies – New Insights

The Nuba Mountains, Sudan

Nuba Mountain Language Studies – New Insights

The Nuba Mountain Languages

ISBN 978-3-89645-767-7

Nuba Mountain Language Studies – New Insights

3rd Nuba Mountain Languages Conference, Cologne, September 27-29, 2017

Edited by: Gertrud Schneider-Blum, Birgit Hellwig, Gerrit J. Dimmendaal. With an introduction by: Gerrit J. Dimmendaal. With contributions by: Waleed Alshareef, Abeer Bashir, Roger M. Blench, Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, Birgit Hellwig, Ali Ibrahim, Angelika Jakobi, Ibrahim Kannu, Maha Abdu Aldawi Abdalla, Russell Norton, Ulrike Nüsslein, Lena Pointner, Nicolas Quint, Sharon Rose, Sawsan Abdel Aziz Mohammed Nashid, Thilo C. Schadeberg, Gertrud Schneider-Blum, Siddig Ali Karmal Koko, Heleen Smits, Darryl Turner, John Vanderelst, Nataliya Veit, Katherine Walker. Series edited by: Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig †, Bernd Heine.

Series: GA Grammatical Analyses of African Languages Volume 57

14 pp. Roman, 489 pp.
9 colour maps, 1 b/w map, 15 colour photos, 1 colour drawing, 18 colour illustrations, numerous diagrams, tables and charts
Text language(s): English
Format: 170 x 240 mm
1170 g
€ 98.00

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The first 1st International Nuba Mountain Languages Conference took place at Leiden University, the Netherlands, in 2012; the proceedings of this meeting were published as Schadeberg & Blench (2013). The second conference took place at INALCO, Paris, August 27-30, 2014. The current volume constitutes a selection of presentations from the 3rd Int. Nuba Mountain Languages Conference at the University of Cologne, September 27-29, 2017. In addition, a number of contributions on languages in this area are included which could not be presented at this conference for various reasons.



Gerrit J. Dimmendaal: Introduction



Darryl Turner: Prepositions and pronominal case in Katcha

Nilo-Saharan: Nubian

Waleed Alshareef: Genitive constructions in Abu Jinuk

Katherine Walker: Nominal number in Tabaq

Lena Pointner: Verbal number in Tabaq

Angelika Jakobi / Ali Ibrahim: Labile verbs in Tagle (Kordofan Nubian)

Niger-Congo: Rashad

Abeer Bashir: Noun class genders in Tagoi

Maha Abdu Aldawi Abdalla / Sawsan Abdel Aziz Mohammed Nashid: An initial sketch of the Tagom noun phrase

Niger-Congo: Heiban

Nicolas Quint / Siddig Ali Karmal Koko: Koalib ideophones – A first overview of their main characteristics

Niger-Congo: Katloid

Birgit Hellwig: Verbal derivation in Katla – The comitative

Nataliya Veit: The verbal derivational morpheme -aa in Tima

Ulrike Nüsslein: Number marking in Julut

Gertrud Schneider-Blum: Constituent focus and selective marking in Tima

Niger-Congo: Talodi

Heleen Smits: Negation in Lumun

John Vanderelst / Ibrahim Kannu: Phonological rules and orthography development – A case study


Russell Norton: Classifying the non-Eastern-Sudanic Nuba Mountain languages – Evidence from pronoun categories and lexicostatistics

Roger Blench: Do Heiban and Talodi form a genetic group and how are they related to Niger-Congo?

Gerrit J. Dimmendaal: Reconstructing Katloid and deconstructing Kordofanian

Sharon Rose: The typology of vowel harmony in Nuba Mountain Languages

Thilo C. Schadeberg: Core Kordofanian


The proceedings volume of the first conference on the Nuba Mountain languages has been published by us, too, see the link below, as well as further monographs on Kordofanian languages and cultures:

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