X, 268 pp.
32 tables, 8 figures, numerous charts
Text language: English
The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 4th International Conference of Cushitic and Omotic Languages. Seven years had passed since the last Cushitic-Omotic conference held in Berlin in 1994. During that period a wealth of high quality studies on Cushitic and Omotic language appeared in publication. Excellent descriptive works presented the structure of previously undescribed languages. Linguistic theories were elaborated and tested using material from languages of these Afroasiatic subfamilies. Typological works highlighted the peculiarities of Cushitic and Omotic linguistic features within the languages of the world.
So the Department of African Languages and Cultures of Leiden University / Netherlands felt the need to organise a conference which provided a concrete overview of the achievement in their research field.
Are -a- and -o- in the indicative verb paradigms of Zargulla nominalizers?
Binyam Sisay Mendisu:
Simple nominal complements in Koorete
Historical notes on third person singular pronouns in the Ometo
Some notes on reduplication in Dime
Christian J. Rapold:
From demonstratives to verb agreement in Benchnon
Word order in Shekacho
Enset culture and its history in highland Ethiopia
Enset vocabulary in eight Ethiopian languages
Beja historical phonology – Consonantism
An overview of Qebena noun morphology
Mara Frascarelli / Annarita Puglielli:
Focus markers and universal grammar
Alagwa functional sentence perspective and “incorporation”
New questions about the Bayso lexicon
The middle and passive derivations in Konso
The independent personal pronouns in Beja – synchronic functions and diachronic perspective
Laguu in the Oromo society – a sociolinguistic approach
Kjell Magne Yri:
Nouns and adjectives in Sidaamu xafó