Noun Class Systems in Gur Languages

ISBN 978-3-89645-119-4

Noun Class Systems in Gur Languages

Vol. I Southwestern Gur Languages (without Gurunsi)

Edited by: Gudrun Miehe, Kerstin Winkelmann. With an introduction by: Gudrun Miehe, Kerstin Winkelmann. With contributions by: Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn, Stefan Elders †, Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer, Gudrun Miehe, Florian Tham, Kerstin Winkelmann. Series edited by: Gudrun Miehe, Brigitte Reineke, Manfred von Roncador.

Series: Gur Monographs · Monographies Voltaïques Volume 9

8 pp. Roman, 617 pp.
numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
1100 g
€ 69.80

This book is part of a two-volume publication on noun class systems in Gur languages. The present volume contains descriptions of the southwestern Gur languages. As far as their classificatory status is concerned, these are the South Central Gur languages without Gurunsi and most of the other languages classified as probable or improbable Gur by Anthony Naden (1989). In order to facilitate comparison of the data, all contributions follow the same order. Each article starts with some geographic and demographic information, and remarks on the state of linguistic research on the language.

The contributors agreed on a minimal word list which appeared as constitutive or as indicative for certain noun classes and their possible evolution. The articles in each classificatory group are followed by summary Comparative Notes. The bibliography at the end of the volume contains all the titles mentioned in the contribution.


Gudrun Miehe / Kerstin Winkelmann:

Part I
Gudrun Miehe / Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer / Manfred von Roncador / Kerstin Winkelmann:
Overview on noun classes in Gur

Part II
Description of individual languages and comparative notes

Gudrun Miehe: A1. Cerma (Gouin) / A2. Curama (Turka) / A3. Cerma-Curama: Comparative notes / B1. Kaasa

Kerstin Winkelmann: B2. Dogose

Gudrun Miehe: B3. Khisa (Komono) / B4. Gbatogso (Kpatogoso, Padorho) / B5. Kaansa-Dogose: Comparative notes

Kerstin Winkelmann: C1. Khe / C2. Dogosu / C3. Khe-Dogosu: Comparative notes

Gudrun Miehe & Florian Tham: D1. Lobiri

Gudrun Miehe: D2. Jaane (Dyan) / D3. Lobiri-Jaane: Comparative notes

Kerstin Winkelmann: E. Baatonum

Stefan Elders: F. Kulango

Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn: G1. Minyanka / G2. Supyire / G3. Secete (Tagba) / G4. Kar / G5. Tenyer

Gudrun Miehe: G6. Tyebari (Cebari, Nyenere) / G7. Palaka (Pilara) / G8. Fodonon / G9. Tagbana (Tagwana) / G10. Nafaanra (Pantera) / G11. Senufo languages: Comparative notes

Kerstin Winkelmann: H. Cefo / I. Viemo / K1. Samwe (Wara) / K2. Samu (Natioro)

Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer: K3. Palen

Kerstin Winkelmann: K4. Samu group: Comparative notes / L. Win (South Tusian)


The second volume of this publication appeared in 2012 and focuses on the North Central Gur Languages (ISBN 978-3-89645-611-3). Both volumes are available in a set at a reduced price (ISBN 978-3-89645-619-9), see the links below:

Accompanying material:


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