Akinlabi / Adesola (eds.): 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 (Adamawa) – 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

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