Akinbiyi Akinlabi / Oluseye Adesola: Proceedings of the 4th WOCAL World Congress of African Linguistics, New Brunswick 2003 [PDF]


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X, 575 pp.
3 maps, 3 b/w photos, numerous tables and charts, appendix

Text language: English



Ben Elugbe / Tayo Bankale:
Cognation Percentages in Benue-Congo – Implications for Internal Classification

Larry Hyman:
Why Describe African Languages?

H. Ekkehard Wolff:
Segments and Prosodies in Chadic – On Descriptive and Explanatory Adequacy, Historical Reconstructions, and the Status of Lamang-Hdi


Oluseye Adesola:
Coda Deletion in the Yoruba Loan Phonology

Akinbiyi Akinlabi / Alexander Iwara:
Transparency and Opacity in Lokaa Vowel Harmony

Michael Cahill:
Marked Tones and Texture – The Necessity of High Tones in Konni

Bruce Connell:
Pitch Realization of Questions and Statements in Mambila

Yoshihito Dobashi:
Phonological Phrasing in Sandawe

Laura J. Downing:
Constraint and Complexity in Subsegmental Representations

Alexander Iwara:
The Grammatical Function of Tone on Lokaa


Rose O. Aziza:
Negation in Southwestern Edoid – The Case of Urhobo

Christa Beaudoin-Lietz / Derek Nurse / Sarah Rose:
Pronominal Object Marking in Bantu

Stefan Elders:
Distributed Predicative Syntax in Doyayo – Constituent Order Alternations and Cliticization

Zygmunt Frajzyngier / Mohammed Munkaila:
Point of View of the Subject as a Grammatical Category

Jason Kandybowicz:
Predicate Clefts, Derivations, and Universal Grammar

Roland Kiessling:
“The giraffes burst throw emerge climb pass through the roof of the hut.” Verbal Serialisation in the West Ring Languages (Isu, Weh, Aghem)

Zelealem Leyew:
The Cardinal Numerals of Nilo-Saharan Languages

Michael R. Marlo:
Prefixal Reduplication in Lusaamia – Evidence from Morphology

Philip W. Rudd:
“Haya, Basi” – “Okay so” Markers of Management and Interaction in Swahili Conversation

Josephat M. Rugemalira:
Locative Arguments in Bantu

Ken Safir:
On Person as a Model for Logophoricity

Ronald P. Schaefer / Francis O. Egbokhare:
Emai Contact Constructions – Beyond Verbs in Series

Helga Schröder:
The Relevance of Verbal Morphology in Toposa Discourse

Anne Storch:
Traces of a Secret Language – Circumfixes in Hone (Jukun) Plurals

Weldu Michael Weldyesus:
Locative Predication in Tigrinya


Tunde Adegbola:
Probabilistically Speaking – A Quantitative Exploration of Yorùbá Speech Surrogacy

Rachélle Gauton / Gilles-Maurice de Schryver / Linkie Mohlala:
A Corpus-based Investigation of the Zulu Nominal Suffix -kazi – A Preliminary Study

Wanjiku Nganga:
Automatic Word Sense Disambiguation – Kiswahili Nouns


Koen Bostoen:
The Vocabulary of Pottery Fashioning Techniques in Great Lakes Bantu – A Comparative Onomasiological Study

Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche:
Reconstruction of Initial Velar and Labial-Velar Consonants at the Pre-Lower Cross-Igboid-Yoruboid-Edoid Stage of Benue-Congo

Henry Tourneux:
Évolution morphologique et syntaxique du parler des jeunes Kotoko de Goulfe (Cameroun)

Kay Williamson:
Implosives in Mande-Atlantic-Congo


Bertrade B. Ngo-Ngijol Banoum:
Bantu Gender Revisited through an Analysis of Basaá Categories – A Typological Perspective

Herman M. Batibo:
The Role of the External Setting in Language Shift Process – The Case of the Nama-Speaking Ovaherero in Tshabong

Paul D. Fallon:
The Best is Not Good Enough – Scouring a Previously Documented Language for More

Aurélia Ferrari:
Le sheng – Expansion et vernacularisation d’une variété urbaine hybride à Nairobi

Hélène Fatima Idris:
The Status and Use of African Languages versus Arabic in Sudan – A Sociolinguistic Survey in Nyala, Darfur

H.R.T. Muzale:
Developing a Language in a Complex Situation – Prospects and Challenges of Tanzanian Sign Language

Francis O. Oyebade / T.O. Agoyi:
The Endangered Status of Marginalised Languages – Sosan and Ùkuè as Case Study

Solomon Oluwole Oyetade:
Language Endangerment in Nigeria – Perspectives with the Akpes Cluster of Akoko Languages

Margarida Maria Taddoni Petter:
Contact de langues au Brésil – Les langues africaines et le portugais brésilien

Eno-Abasi E. Urua:
Language Marginalization – The Lower Cross Experience