Topics in Chadic Linguistics VI

ISBN 978-3-89645-526-0

Topics in Chadic Linguistics VI

Papers from the 5th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Leipzig, June 10–14, 2009

Edited by: Doris Löhr, Ari Awagana. With contributions by: Ari Awagana, Sergio Baldi, Václav Blažek, Roger M. Blench, Richard Gravina, Birgit Hellwig, Dymitr Ibriszimow, Rudolf Leger, Marit Lobben, Doris Löhr, Adam Mahamat, Maria Schubert, Gábor Takács, Henry Tourneux, Balarabe Zulyadaini. Series edited by: Dymitr Ibriszimow, Henry Tourneux, H. Ekkehard Wolff.

Series: Chadic Linguistics · Linguistique Tchadique · Tschadistik Volume 7

202 pp.
1 colour photo, numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): English, French
Format: 160 x 240 mm
400 g
€ 48.00



Ari Awagana:
La lexicographie du buduma – une étude exploratoire

Sergio Baldi / Rudolf Leger:
Some diachronic obser­va­tions on gender and number in Bole-Tangale Languages

Václav Blažek:
Chadic “BROTHER” and “SISTER”

Roger Blench:
Mwaghavul pluractional verbs

Richard Gravina:
The internal classification of Chadic Biu-Mandara

Birgit Hellwig:
Lexical aspect classes in Goemai (West Chadic)

Dymitr Ibriszimow / Balarabe Zulyadaini:
Fighting friends with the scent of a bride – Wives, ‘family’ and ‘relatives’ in Hausa from a cognitive semantic point of view

Marit Lobben:
Agreement and relative topicality in the -aC causative / caused-motion and benefactive constructions in Hausa

Doris Löhr:
B∂lant∂ z∂la át∂ yáwe ‘sending an eagle up to water’ – Multiword expressions in Malgwa

Adam Mahamat:
Les differents types de contes dans la litterature orale des Kotoko de Makari

Maria Schubert:
Means of Transport – The concept of vehicle for L1 and L2 Hausa speakers

Gábor Takács:
The “Chadic Lexical Roots” and their Afro-Asiatic background II

Henry Tourneux:
La contribution de Heinrich Barth à la lexicographie du parler kotoko de Logone-Birni


The volume contains thirteen papers from the 5th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, which took place at the University of Leipzig in June 10-14, 2009. Since the date of the conference and of the official retirement of Professor H. Ekkehard Wolff almost coincided, the proceedings are dedicated to this famous German Africanist, who was engaged in scientific research and teaching activities at the Universities of Hamburg, Maiduguri, Niamey and Leipzig. The colloquium was attended by international scholars from Africa, America and Europe, who presented 32 papers. The book contains a selection of contributions, which reflect current linguistic research on two branches of Chadic: West and Central Chadic. They are concentrated on Chadic internal and external classification, lexicography, semantics, and oral literature.

Stanislaw Pilaszewicz in Studies of the Department of African Languages and Cultures, 46/2012, pp. 130-132

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