The Hausa Aspect System

In the paper the authors hope to account for the aspect marking constructions of modern Hausa by providing detailed historical explanations of their origin and development, beginning with morphological forms and syntactic patterns ...

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Development of Tense Aspect in Semitic in the Context of Afro Asiatic Languages

... Commentaries ed. by Philip J. Jaggar & H. Ekkehard Wolff. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. Newman, Paul & Russel G. Schuh. 1974. The Hausa aspect system.

Author: Vit Bubenik

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027265838

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The author applies the comparative method for the reconstruction of earlier aspectual systems in the Afro-Asiatic phylum of languages. Moving ‘upstream’ from the documented systems of Semitic, Berber and Old Cushitic the state of affairs during the common stage of Proto-Semito-Berbero-Cushitic is reconstructed. With the addition of Egyptian and Chadic data important conclusions regarding the elusive Proto-Afro-Asiatic are reached. Moving ‘downstream’ the trajectory of individual aspectual systems through their later stages is analyzed. A central piece of the monograph is the reconstruction of intermediate stages reflecting the long-term developments of aspectual and temporal categories of individual languages from the Old towards their Middle periods. The continuity and innovation in the aspectual systems towards the contemporary state of affairs in analytic (serial) constructions of Modern Aramaic and Arabic vernacular languages is explicated. The author demonstrates that it is imperative to work in a larger typological framework and that in the field of Afro-Asiatic linguistics valuable insights can be gained from the study of parallel phenomena in Indo-European languages. At the same time, Indo-Europeanists will profit from the study of typologically earlier aspect-prominent systems of Afro-Asiatic languages. The monograph offers important contributions to our understanding of universals and to the typology and diachrony of tense and aspect.
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Acta Universitatis Carolinae

to do with the internal reconstruction of the Hausa system were at least approached and ... Newman's and Schuh's monography on the Hausa aspect system ?

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Hausa

1974. The Hausa aspect system. Afroasiatic Linguistics 1(1): 1-39. Newman, Roxana Ma. 1974. Dictionaries of the Hausa language. Harsunan Nijeriya 4: 1-25.

Author: Philip J. Jaggar

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027283047

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Hausa is a major world language, spoken as a mother tongue by more than 30 million people in northern Nigeria and southern parts of Niger, in addition to diaspora communities of traders, Muslim scholars and immigrants in urban areas of West Africa, e.g. southern Nigeria, Ghana, and Togo, and the Blue Nile province of the Sudan. It is also widely spoken as a second language and has expanded rapidly as a lingua franca. Hausa is a member of the Chadic language family which, together with Semitic, Cushitic, Omotic, Berber and Ancient Egyptian, is a coordinate branch of the Afroasiatic phylum. This comprehensive reference grammar consists of sixteen chapters which together provide a detailed and up-to-date description of the core structural properties of the language in theory-neutral terms, thus guaranteeing its on-going accessibility to researchers in linguistic typology and universals.
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Studies in Hausa

Some aspects of Guddiranci (the Guddiri dialect of Hausa). ... The Kano and Arewa dialects of Hausa (some contrasts in the aspect systems).

Author: Graham Furniss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317406150

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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First published in 1988, this book is a landmark in the study of one of the major African languages: Hausa. Hausa is spoken by 40-50 million people, mostly in northern Nigeria, but also in communities stretching from Senegal to the Red Sea. It is a language taught on an international basis at major universities in Nigeria, the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle and Far East, and is probably the best studied African language, boasting an impressive list of research publications. As Nigeria grows in importance, so Hausa becomes a language of international standing. The volume brings together contributions from the major contemporary figures in Hausa language studies from around the world. It contains work on the linguistic description of Hausa, various aspects of Hausa literature, both oral and written, and on the description of the relationship of Hausa to other Chadic languages.
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Passive and Voice

1974. “The Hausa aspect system”. Afroasiatic Linguistics 1(1):1-39. Parsons, F.W. 1960. “The verbal system in Hausa”. Afrika and Ubersee 44(1):1-36. —----.

Author: Masayoshi Shibatani

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027286130

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume brings together 18 original papers dealing with voice-related phenomena.The languages dealt with represent both typological and geographic diversity, ranging from accusative-type languages to ergative-type and Philippine-type languages, and from Australia to Africa and Siberia. The studies presented here open up many possibilities for theorizing and offer data inviting formal treatments, but the most important contribution they make is in terms of the insights they offer for a better understanding of the fundamentals of voice phenomena.
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Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 2000 Bibliographie Linguistique de l Ann e 2000

17748 Zoch , Ulrike : Genus im Hausa von Kumasi ( Ghana ) . ... I Open occurrence opposition : closed occurrence in the Hausa aspect system .

Author: Sijmen Tol

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ISBN: 1402030088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Bibliographie Linguistique/ Linguistic Bibliography is the annual bibliography of linguistics published by the Permanent International Committee of Linguists under the auspices of the International Council of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies of UNESCO. With a tradition of more than fifty years (the first two volumes, covering the years 1939-1947, were published in 1949-1950), Bibliographie Linguistique is by far the most comprehensive bibliography in the field. It covers all branches of linguistics, both theoretical and descriptive, from all geographical areas, including less known and extinct languages, with particular attention to the many endangered languages of the world. Up-to-date information is guaranteed by the collaboration of some forty contributing specialists from all over the world. With over 20,000 titles arranged according to a detailed state-of-the-art classification, Bibliographie Linguistique remains the standard reference book for every scholar of language and linguistics.
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Nominal and Verbal Plurality in Chadic

The Hausa aspect system", AAL 1(1):1-39. Newman, Roxana Ma. (1971). A Case Grammar of Ga'anda, Ph.D. dissertation, UCLA. . (1988).

Author: Paul Newman

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ISBN: 9783110874211

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BIBLIOGRAPHIE linguistique de l ann e 1982

13622 MUKAROVSKY , Hans G .: Lateinische Lehnwörter im Hausa . ... 13642 ZIMA , Petr : The Hausa aspect system ( Problems of morphophonological and ...

Author: H. Borkent

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ISBN: 9024731429

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Vital Aspects of African Linguistics

190) the clearest instance of syntactic alternation in the tense/aspect system of Hausa, a Chadic language, saying: The most clear example case of syntactic ...

Author: Essien, Okon

Publisher: M & J Grand Orbit Communications

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This book is a compressed version of some commissioned and inspired works of aspects of linguistics by Okon Essien, indigenous Professor of Linguistics in the south-south and south-east of Nigeria. Covered by the essays are issues concerning language endangerment, linguistic revival of vanishing tongues of Africa, language and ethnicity, language and power and language and politics.
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The Oxford Handbook of Grammatical Number

... meaning of Hausa pluractionals , but from other aspects of the Hausa grammatical system , such as its tense - aspect system or its lexical inventory .

Author: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192515377

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume offers detailed accounts of current research in grammatical number in language. Following a detailed introduction, the chapters in the first three parts of the book explore the multiple research questions in the field and the complex problems surrounding the analysis of grammatical number: Part I presents the background and foundational notions, Part II the morphological, semantic, and syntactic aspects, and Part III the different means of expressing plurality in the event domain. The final part offers fifteen case studies that include in-depth discussion of grammatical number phenomena in a range of typologically diverse languages, written by - or in collaboration with - native speakers linguists or based on extensive fieldwork. The volume draws on work from a range of subdisciplines - including morphology, syntax, semantics, and psycholinguistics - and will be a valuable resource for students and scholars in all areas of theoretical, descriptive, and experimental linguistics.
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The Oxford Handbook of African Languages

The Hausa aspect system ' , Afroasiatic Linguistics 1 : 1-39 . Schuh , R. G. ( 1976 ) . “ The Chadic verbal system and its Afroasiatic nature ' ...

Author: Rainer Vossen

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ISBN: 9780191007385

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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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Current Progress in Chadic Linguistics

1974. "The Hausa Aspect System“. AfroAsiatic Linguistics 1/1. Malibu: Undena Publications. Parsons, Frederick W. 1960. "The Verbal System in Hausa.

Author: Zygmunt Frajzyngier

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027235596

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The volume consists of papers prepared for the International Symposium of Chadic Linguistics (Boulder, Colorado, May 1-2, 1987). Although the papers are representative of the current work being done in the field of Chadic linguistics, they also reflect the current and past interests and methodologies of general linguistics. The papers included in the volume should therefore be of interest to a general linguist as much as to the Chadicist or a specialist in some other Afroasiatic branch. The papers are grouped by the areas of linguistic fields and methodologies. Papers on syntax are followed by papers on morphology, phonology, and methodology of historical reconstruction.
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Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere

Newman , P. and R. G. Schuh ( 1974 ) " The Hausa Aspect System , ” Afroasiatic Linguistics 1.1 : 1-39 . Noonan , M. ( 1985 ) “ Complementation , " Language ...

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The Numeral Systems of Nigerian Languages

Influence of English on the Hausa Numeral System The contact between Hausa ... The Hausa Numeral System Today An important aspect of the numeral system of a ...

Author: Ndimele, Ozo-mekuri

Publisher: M & J Grand Orbit Communications

ISBN: 9789785412741

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The papers in this collection present the numeral systems of more than twenty Nigerian languages. The papers mainly emanate from a workshop on the numeral systems of Nigerian languages organised by the Linguistic Association of Nigeria during its 23rd Annual Conference which was held at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The workshop arose from awareness created by Dr. Eugene S.L. Chan on the need for Nigerian linguists to document this severely endangered but very important aspect of natural languages. The quantum of mathematical computations - addition, multiplication, subtraction, or a combination of two or all of these - involved in the numeral systems of Nigerian languages is remarkable. The papers reveal that a variety of numeral systems do exist, such as: binary, decimal, incomplete decimal, duodecimal, quinary, quaternary, ternary, mixed, body-part tally systems, and much more. The book is a resource about how different languages manipulate their numeral systems.
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The Languages of West Africa

____ The Arab star calendar and planetary system in Hausa verse. ... JUNGRAITHMAYR, H. Hausa, Ron, Angas: a comparative analysis of their 'aspect' systems.

Author: Diedrich Westermann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351600507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume, originally published in 1970, presents a survey of the languages spoken in an area extending from the Atlantic coast at the Sengal River eastward to the Lake Chad region. The area covered by this volume is mainly a goegraphical one, so it follows that not all the languages included are related to one another, though a certain degree of homogeneity appears.
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Studies in African Linguistic Typology

The Hausa Language. An encyclopedic reference grammar. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Newman, P., 8: Schuh, R. G. (1974). The Hausa aspect system.

Author: F. K. Erhard Voeltz

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027293572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The twenty-one papers that make up this volume reflect the broad perspective of African linguistic typology studies today. Where previous volumes would present language material from a very restricted area and perspective, the present contributions reflect the global interest and orientation of current African linguistic studies. The studies are nearly all implicational in nature. Based upon a detailed survey of a particular linguistic phenomenon in a given language or language area conclusions are drawn about the general nature about this phenomenon in the languages of Africa and beyond. They represent as such a first step that may ultimately lead to a more thorough understanding of African linguistic structures. This approach is well justified. Taking the other road, attempting to pick out linguistic details from often fairly superficially documented languages runs the risk that the data and its implications for the structure investigated might be misunderstood. Consequentially only very few studies of this nature giving the very broad perspective, the overview of a particular structure type covering the whole African continent are represented here.
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African Languages

The Hausa aspect system . Afroasiatic Linguistics I.I : 1-39 . Nichols , Johanna 1986. Head - marking and dependent - marking grammar .

Author: Bernd Heine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521666295

Category: Foreign Language Study

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An accessible introduction to African languages and linguistics, covering language typology, linguistic structures and sociolinguistics.
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