A. Mietzner / A. Storch (eds.): Nilo-Saharan – Models and Descriptions — 11th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium, Cologne 2013 [PDF]


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Proceedings of the 11th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium, May 22nd-24th 2013 at the University of Cologne, Germany
Nilo-Saharan – Linguistic Analyses and Documentation vol. 28

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401 pp.
8 colour maps, 2 colour figures, numerous tables and charts

Text language: English

Nilo-Saharan studies are one of the most vibrant and innovative fields in African linguistics. Besides representing a large number of language groupings, individual linguistic codes, and ways of speaking, Nilo-Saharan as a phylum extends over a huge geographical area, roughly from Nigeria in the West to Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania in the East. This volume aims at illustrating the current approaches to modelling language change and the description of phonological, morphological and syntactic struc­tures, as well as sociolinguistic and pragmatic features of these languages. The present volume is the outcome of the 11th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium, which took place in May 22nd-24th, 2013 at the University of Cologne, Germany.



Adelino Amargira: Number and case inflection in Tennet noun and adjective
Pascal Boyeldieu: Case alignment(s) in Sinyar
Prisca Jerono: Case marking in Tugen
Terrill Schrock: Case as meta-categorical heuristic in Ik grammaticography
Colleen Ahland: Classifier, reflexive, and beyond – a synchronic and diachronic exploration of the mor­pheme /tsa/ ‘body’ in Gumuz
Stefan Bruckhaus: Locational nouns in Datooga
Susanne Neudorf: The use of body part lexemes in Berta
Russell Norton: The Ama dual suffix – an internal reconstruction
Manuel A. Otero: Dual number in Ethiopian Komo
Christine Waag / Martin Phodunze: The pronominal system of Baka
Gregory D.S. Anderson: Stamp morphs in Central Sudanic languages
Andreas Joswig: Syntactic sensitivity and preferred clause structure in Majang
Don Killian: Complex verbal predicates in Uduk
Angelika Mietzner: The philosophy of walking – motion and the verbs of walking in Cherang’any (Kalenjin)
Doris L. Payne: Perspectives on Nilotic verb composition – why can’t we agree on the Maa verb?
Helga Schröder: Mixed pivot constraints in Toposa clause chaining
Chelimo Andrew Kiprop: Tone and tongue root as ventive morphemes in Endo-Marakwet
Jane Akinyi Ngala Oduor: The relationship between syllable weight and stress in Dholuo
Diane Lesley-Neuman: Eastern Nilotic vowel harmony and optimality theory – what can the optimal system look like?
Nate D. Bremer: Berta and the East Jebel subfamily – reinvestigating a Nilo-Saharan isolate
Richard Griscom: The diachronic developments of KI Constructions in the Luo and Koman families
Anne Storch: Linguistic etiquette in a frontier situation – a case study from Chopi
Moges Yigezu: Is Aroid Nilo-Saharan or Afro-Asiatic? Some evidences from phonological, lexical and morphological reconstructions

The contributions to the Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquia have been published in the same series, as well as further articles and paper collections of the contributors:

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