Topics in Chadic Linguistics IV
Comparative and Descriptive Studies

ISBN 978-3-89645-524-6

Topics in Chadic Linguistics IV Comparative and Descriptive Studies

Papers from the 3rd Biennial International Colloquium on Chadic Languages, Villejuif, November 24-25, 2005

Edited by: Henry Tourneux. With contributions by: Roberto Ajello, Ari Awagana, Roger M. Blench, Raymond Boyd, Doris Löhr, Joy Naomi Ruff, Henry Tourneux, H. Ekkehard Wolff. Series edited by: Dymitr Ibriszimow, Henry Tourneux, H. Ekkehard Wolff.

Series: Chadic Linguistics · Linguistique Tchadique · Tschadistik Volume 5

155 pp.
3 figures, numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): English, French
Format: 160 x 240 mm
330 g
€ 39.80



Roberto Ajello:
The linguistic expression of spatial relation in the Gizey language

Ari Awagana:
L’extension verbale en buduma

Roger Blench:
The Dyarim language of central Nigeria and its affinities

Raymond Boyd:
Les emplois de certains morphèmes déictiques en bata (Tchadique central)

Doris Löhr:
Predication focus in Malgwa

Joy Naomi Ruff:
Nasal + obstruent sequences in Lagwan

Henry Tourneux:
L’inversion tonale en KOTOKO

H. Ekkehard Wolff:
Reduplication, aspect, and predication focus in Central Chadic – What Lamang and Hdi tell about Malgwa verb morphology


The volumes [III, IV] may be recommended to all Chadicists, and to scholars making research in Afro-Asiatic languages, but also to general linguists interested in topics such as predication focus, verbal extensions, spatial relations and TAM system. Both volumes contain a valuable collection of language data which is accesible to non-Chadicists becuase [sic!] most papers provide morphological glosses and use IPA symbols.

Izabela Will in Studies of the Department of African Languages and Cultures, 42/2008, pp. 82-86

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