Patterns of Linguistic Convergence in Africa

Patterns of Linguistic Convergence in Africa

ISBN 978-3-89645-364-8

Patterns of Linguistic Convergence in Africa

Edited by: Rainer Voßen, Christa König. With contributions by: Christopher Ehret, Zygmunt Frajzyngier, Tom Güldemann, Petra In der Smitten, Roland Kießling, Christa Kilian-Hatz, Maarten Kossmann, Tania Kuteva, Christa König, Salikoko S. Mufwene, Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig †, Ongaye Oda Orkaydo, Gabriele Sommer, Mauro Tosco, Rainer Voßen, Zelealem Leyew.

Series: FAB Frankfurt African Studies Bulletin Year 2015/2016, Volume 27/28

243 pp.
4 colour stratigraphies, numerous tables and graphs
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
480 g
€ 59.80

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Christopher Ehret: Validating the Nilo-Saharan phonological reconstruction – The testimony of loanword seriation

Zygmunt Frajzyngier: Borrowed grammaticalization and grammaticalization on a borrowing

Tom Güldemann: Person–gender–number marking from Proto-Khoe–Kwadi to its descendants – A rejoinder with particular reference to language contact

Roland Kießling: The non-genetic origin of the Mungaka language of Bali – Searching for a superstrate

Christa Kilian-Hatz: Passive in Khoe (Central Khoisan) – A case of contact-induced grammaticalization?

Maarten Kossmann: Sub-Saharan influence on Tuareg morphology – Case of full reduplication

Tania Kuteva / Petra In der Smitten: European borders – Political and linguistic

Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig: The semantic structure of the riparian landscape terminology of Rumanyo in an etymological perspective

Salikoko S. Mufwene: Grammaticization in the development of creoles

Ongaye Oda Orkaydo / Mauro Tosco: Morphological similarity and contact – Plurals, punctuals and pluractionals in Konso and Gawwada (Cushitic, Southwest Ethiopia)

Gabriele Sommer: How to say ‘no’ in Shiyeyi – Negation, language change and contact-induced phenomena in a south-western Bantu language

Zelealem Leyew: Subordinate clauses in Awŋi


Under these links you will find publications by the contributors and further studies of convergence phenomena:

Accompanying material:


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