Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 65 : 129-141 . Grimes , Barbara F. ( ed . ) . 1996. Ethnologue : Languages of the World . Dallas , Texas : SIL . Hudson , Grover . 1976. Highland East Cushitic . In : Bender , M. Lionel ( ed . ) .

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Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 6 (1986), 149–155. ——: Lexical Retention in Ethio-Semitic: Checking up on a Myth.= Fishman, J. A. (ed.): The Fergusonian Impact. Vol. 1: From Phonology to Society. Berlin, New York, 1986., ...

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This is the third and final volume of the Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian. It comprises the Egyptian words with initial m-. The amount of material offered, the extensive treatment of scholarly discussions on each item, and the insights into the connections of Egyptian and the related Afro-Asiatic (Semito-Hamitic) languages, including many new lexical parallels, will make it an indispensable tool for comparative purposes and an unchallenged starting point for every linguist in the field.The reader will find the etymological entries even more detailed than those of the introductory volume, due to the full retrospective presentation of all etymologies proposed since A. Erman's time, and thanks to an extremely detailed discussion of all possible relevant data even on the less known Afro-Asiatic cognates to the Egyptian roots.
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Research in Afroasiatic Grammar

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 22 ( 1990 ) , 19-40 . Bender , M. L .: Aroid ( South Omotic ) Lexicon . = Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 38 ( 1994 ) , 133-162 . Bender , M. L .: Nominal Plurality in Omotic . MS .

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This volume presents a selection of papers from the 3rd Conference on Afroasiatic Languages, held in Sophia Antipolis, France, in 1996. The languages discussed include (varieties of) Arabic, Hebrew, Berber, Chaha, Wolof, and Old Egyptian.
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Conceptual Shift

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The Languages and Linguistics of Africa

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 29. 5–61. Bender, M. Lionel. 1994a. Aroid (South Omotic) lexicon. Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 38. 133–162. Bender, M. Lionel. 1994b. Comparative Komuz grammar. Afrika und Übersee 94.31–54.

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This innovative handbook takes a fresh look at the currently underestimated linguistic diversity of Africa, the continent with the largest number of languages in the world. It covers the major domains of linguistics, offering both a representative picture of Africa’s linguistic landscape as well as new and at times unconventional perspectives. The focus is not so much on exhaustiveness as on the fruitful relationship between African and general linguistics and the contributions the two domains can make to each other. This volume is thus intended for readers with a specific interest in African languages and also for students and scholars within the greater discipline of linguistics.
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Interfaces Between the Oral and the Written

... Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 42 ( Swahili Forum II 1995 ) : 168-79 . 26 Mazrui , " Slang and Codeswitching . " hedonistically creative . Maillu seems to have calculated well , op Code - Switching Between Swahili and English 127.

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In the African context, there exists the 'myth' that orality means tradition. Written and oral verbal art are often regarded as dichotomies, one excluding the other. While orature is confused with 'tradition', literature is ascribed to modernity. Furthermore, local languages are ignored and literature is equated with writing in foreign languages. The contributions in this volume take issue with such preconceptions and explore the multiple ways in which literary and oral forms interrelate and subvert each other, giving birth to new forms of artistic expression. They emphasize the local agency of the African poet and writer, which resists the global commodification of literature through the international bestseller lists of the cultural industry. The first section traces the movement from oral to written texts, which in many cases coincides with a switch from African to European languages. But as the essays in the section on "New Literary Languages" make clear, in other cases a true philological work is accomplished in the African language to create a new written and literary medium. Through the mixing of languages in the cities, such as the Sheng spoken in Kenya or the bilinguality of a writer such as Cheik Aliou Ndao (Senegal), new idioms for literary expressions evolve. The use of new media, technology or music stimulate the emergence of new genres, such as Taarab in East Africa, radio poetry in Yoruba and Hausa, or Rap in the Senegal, as is shown in the section on "Forms of New Orality." It is a great achievement of this second volume of Versions and Subversions in African Literatures that it assembles contributions by scholars from the anglophone and the francophone world and that it covers literary production in a broad spectrum of languages: English, French, Hausa, Sheng, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Wolof and Yoruba. Some of the authors and cultural practitioners treated in detail are: Mobolaij Adenubi, Birago Diop, Boubacar Boris Diop, David Maillu, Thomas Mofolo, Cheik Aliou Ndao, Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo, Hubert Ogunde, Shaaban Robert, Wole Soyinka, Ibrahim YaroYahaya, and Sénouvo Agbota Zinsou.
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Case in Africa

(1996), 'Genetic and areal features of vowel harmony in East Africa', Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere (AAP) 45:129–37. ——& Laura A. Otaala (1983), 'Mid-vowel assimilation in Teso-Turkana', in Voßen & Bechhaus-Gerst (eds.) 1983a, 169–81.

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This book provides a typological overview of the different manifestations of grammaticalized case systems in African languages. After defining and distinguishing case systems, Christa König begins a thorough analysis of case in roughly 100 African languages and reveals several features, such as tone as a marker for case and the marked-nominative system, which are rare phenomena in other languages of the world. Wherever possible, the author takes into account data from her own substantial and highly regarded field research. The book provides answers to questions such as the following: What is the relationship between definiteness and case. Are case phenomena areally or genetically motivated? Why are case distinctions neutralized in nearly all case languages with verb initial or verb medial word order? Which grammaticalizations appear with case? What is the relationship between topics and nominative cases, or focus and accusative cases?
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Morphologies of Asia and Africa

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 6: 149– 55. 1989 Proto-Omotic Phonology and Lexicon. Pp. 121–59 in Cushitic-Omotic: Papers from the International Symposium on Cushitic and Omotic Languages, Köln, Jan. 6–9, 1986, ed.

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In 1997, Eisenbrauns published the highly-regarded two-volume Phonologies of Asia and Africa, edited by Alan Kaye with the assistance of Peter T. Daniels, and the book rapidly became the standard reference for the phonologies of the Afro-Asiatic languages. Now the concept has been extended, and Kaye has assembled nearly 50 scholars to write essays on the morphologies of the same language group. The coverage is complete, copious, and again will likely become the standard work in the field. Contributors are an international Who’s Who of Afro-Asiatic linguistics, from Appleyard to Leslau to Voigt. It is with great sadness that we report the death of Alan Kaye on May 31, 2007, while these volumes were in the final stages of preparation for the press. Alan was diagnosed with bone cancer on May 1 while on research leave in the United Arab Emirates and was brought home to Fullerton by his son on May 22.
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Gender Across Languages

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere (APP) 64: 75—96. Middleton, John. 1992. The world of the Swahili. An African mercantile civilization. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Mohlig, Wilhelm J. G. 8( Bernd Heine. 1995. Swahili-Grundkurs.

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This is the third of a three-volume comprehensive reference work on “Gender across Languages”, which provides systematic descriptions of various categories of gender (grammatical, lexical, referential, social) in 30 languages of diverse genetic, typological and socio-cultural backgrounds. Among the issues discussed for each language are the following: What are the structural properties of the language that have an impact on the relations between language and gender? What are the consequences for areas such as agreement, pronominalisation and word-formation? How is specification of and abstraction from (referential) gender achieved in a language? Is empirical evidence available for the assumption that masculine/male expressions are interpreted as generics? Can tendencies of variation and change be observed, and have alternatives been proposed for a more equal linguistic treatment of women and men? This volume (and the previous two volumes) will provide the much-needed basis for explicitly comparative analyses of gender across languages. All chapters are original contributions and follow a common general outline developed by the editors. The book contains rich bibliographical and indexical material. Languages of Volume 3: Czech, Danish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Oriya, Polish, Serbian, Swahili and Swedish.
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Contact Languages

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 4.5-29. Pasch, Helma. 1992a. "The emergence of Sango". California Linguistic Notes 23/2.1924. Pasch, Helma. 1992b. "Rapport préliminaire sur une recherche socio-linguistique sur les variantes du Sango".

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This book contributes to a more balanced view of the most dramatic results of language contact by presenting linguistic and historical sketches of lesser-known contact languages. The twelve case studies offer eloquent testimony against the still common view that all contact languages are pidgins and creoles with maximally simple and essentially identical grammars. They show that some contact languages are neither pidgins nor creoles, and that even pidgins and creoles can display considerable structural diversity and structural complexity; they also show that two-language contact situations can give rise to pidgins, especially when access to a target language is withheld by its speakers. The chapters are arranged according to language type: three focus on pidgins (Hiri Motu, by Tom Dutton; Pidgin Delaware, by Ives Goddard; and Ndyuka-Trio Pidgin, by George L. Huttar and Frank J. Velantie), two on creoles (Kituba, by Salikoko S. Mufwene, and Sango, by Helma Pasch), one on a set of pidgins and creoles (Arabic-based contact languages, by Jonathan Owens), one on the question of early pidginization and/or creolization in Swahili (by Derek Nurse), and five on bilingual mixed languages (Michif, by Peter Bakker and Robert A. Papen; Media Lengua and Callahuaya, both by Pieter Muysken; and Mednyj Aleut and Ma’a, both by Sarah Thomason). The authors’ collective goal is to help offset the traditional emphasis, within contact-language studies, on pidgins and creoles that arose as an immediate result of contact with Europeans, starting in the Age of Exploration. The accumulation of case studies on a wide diversity of languages is needed to create a body of knowledge substantial enough to support robust generalizations about the nature and development of all types of contact language.
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Language Planning and Policy in Africa

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere ( African Studies Working Papers ) special issue , 351-368 . Malawi Chimombo , M. ( 1994 ) The language of politics in Malawi : Influences on the Chichewa vocabulary of democracy .

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A longer-range purpose is to collect comparable information on as many polities as possible in order to facilitate the development of a richer theory to guide language policy and planning in other polities that undertake the development of a national policy on languages. This volume is part of an areal series which is committed to providing descriptions of language planning and policy in countries around the world."--BOOK JACKET.
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Coding Participant Marking

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 41: 89—117. Biber, D. 1994. Using register-diversified corpora for general language studies. In Using large corpora, S. Armstrong (ed.), 179—201. Cambridge MA: The MIT Press. Biber, D. 1995.

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Whereas Africa as a typological area is often associated with extensive verb morphology and verb serialization, this collection of studies shows that there is tremendous typological diversity at the clausal level. Verb serialization in the Khoisan area contrasts with extensive case-marking in languages of northeastern Africa, which also use converbs and light verb plus coverb constructions. Although the categorial distinction between nouns and verbs is generally clear in African languages, a number of them nevertheless provide intricate analytical challenges in this respect. Whereas some languages are strongly head marking at the clausal level, others manifest an interesting mixture of alternative strategies for the coding of participants. The analysis of information packaging, and related issues such as split ergativity, Differential Object Marking, and discourse-configurational properties also play a role in several contributions. The collection contains not only innovative analyses for the respective language families these languages belong to, but also material relevant for the current debate in theoretical linguistics concerning lexical specification as against construction-based approaches towards argument structure.
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Language Death and Language Maintenance

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 46. 119136. —. 1997. "Separable aspect marking in Gùrdù". Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 52:3. 29-43. —. 1998. "The tense marking system of Gurdurj". Proceedings of the fourth international conference on ...

Author: Mark Janse

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Languages are dying at an alarming rate all over the world. Estimates range from 50% to as much as 90% by the end of the century. This collection of original papers tries to strike a balance between theoretical, practical and descriptive approaches to language death and language maintenance. It provides overviews of language endangerment in Africa, Eurasia, and the Greater Pacific Area. It also presents case studies of endangered languages from various language families. These descriptive case studies not only provide data on the degree of endangerment and the causes of language death, but also provide a general sociolinguistic and typological characterization the language(s) under discussion and the prospects of language maintenance (if any). The volume will be of interest to all those concerned with the ongoing extinction of the world's linguistic diversity.
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The Oxford Handbook of African Languages

Inferential and counter - inferential markers in Swahili dialogue ' , Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere ( = Swahili Forum IV ) 51 : 1–22 . Bearth , T. ( 2005 ) . ' Countervalue ' , in J. Gippert , M. Erdal , and R. Vossen ( eds . ) ...

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of current research in African languages, drawing on insights from anthropological linguistics, typology, historical and comparative linguistics, and sociolinguistics. Africa is believed to host at least one third of the world's languages, usually classified into four phyla - Niger-Congo, Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, and Khoisan - which are then subdivided into further families and subgroupings. This volume explores all aspects of research in the field, beginning with chapters that cover the major domains of grammar and comparative approaches. Later parts provide overviews of the phyla and subfamilies, alongside grammatical sketches of eighteen representative African languages of diverse genetic affiliation. The volume additionally explores multiple other topics relating to African languages and linguistics, with a particular focus on extralinguistic issues: language, cognition, and culture, including colour terminology and conversation analysis; language and society, including language contact and endangerment; language and history; and language and orature. This wide-ranging handbook will be a valuable reference for scholars and students in all areas of African linguistics and anthropology, and for anyone interested in descriptive, documentary, typological, and comparative linguistics.
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Burning Issues in Afro Asiatic Linguistics

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 2: 10-43. —. 1988. 'The Diachronic Derivation of the Verb in Northern Highland East Cushitic', pp. 433-453 of Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst and Fritz Serzisko (eds), Cushitic-Omotic: Papers from the ...

Author: Ghil‘ad Zuckermann

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443864626

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This refereed volume is a collection of selected scholarly articles resulting from research conducted for the first international Australian Workshop on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics (AWAAL), held on 11–13 September 2009 at the State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane; as well as at the Great Court, the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane. The University of Queensland has been home to scholars and linguists such as Georges Perec, Eric Partridge and Rodney Huddleston. World-class papers were delivered by established academics and promising postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students from all over the globe, including Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Eritrea, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Poland, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States. They all analysed languages and cultures belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family, e.g. Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, Omotic, Chadic and Semitic.
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Ideophones

Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 24 : 69–80 . 1991. Phonosemantic antecedents of some verbs in Igbo . Journal of West African Languages 21. 1 : 105–115 . 1991. Phonosemantic rules and hierarchies : Evidence from roundness ideophones in ...

Author: Erhard Friedrich Karl Voeltz

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ISBN: 9027229465

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The present volume represents a selection of papers presented at the International Symposium on Ideophones held in January 1999 in St. Augustin, Germany. They center around the following hypotheses: Ideophones are universal; and constitute a grammatical category in all languages of the world; ideophones and similar words have a special dramaturgic function that differs from all other word classes: they simulate an event, an emotion, a perception through language. In addition to this unique function, a good number of formal parallels can be observed. The languages dealt with here display strikingly similar patterns of derivational processes involving ideophones. An equally widespread common feature is the introduction of ideophones via a verbum dicendi or complementizer. Another observation concerns the sound-symbolic behavior of ideophones. Thus the word formation of ideophones differs from other words in their tendency for iconicity and sound-symbolism. Finally it is made clear that ideophones are part of spoken language — the language register, where gestures are used — rather than written language.
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Erz hlkultur

In: Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 8 (1986), 5–56. Möhlig, Wilhelm J. G.: Die Erforschung der afrikanischen Oralliteraturen ... Lexikon der afrikanistischen Erzählforschung. Köln 1998. Morin, Didier: Des Paroles douces comme la soie.

Author: Rolf Wilhelm Brednich

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110214710

Category: Literary Criticism

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The volume presents 25 papers on the cultural analysis of narration and narratives. The selection concentrates both on comparative historical narratology and on contemporary narratology as an analysis of consciousness. The authors come from a number of European countries and from North America, and the papers, in German and English, provide exemplary studies from the broad field of research into narrative analysis as a cultural study. The papers all focus on the homo narrans, the human narrator, whose repertoire is influenced more and more by modern media. "
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