Joachim Crass / Ronny Meyer (eds.): Deictics, Copula, and Focus in the Ethiopian Convergence Area [PDF]


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212 pp.
numerous tables and charts

Text language: English

The present volume is the outcome of the workshop Copula constructions, focus and related topics in the Highland East Cushitic/Gurage convergence area organized by the editors. This workshop, held on December 10-11, 2004 at Mainz University, was supported by the German Research Foundation within the Collaborative Research Centre 295 Cultural and linguistic contacts – Processes of change in North Eastern Africa and West Asia (1997–2008).




Joachim Crass: Copula constructions in K’abeena and Libido

Hans-Jürgen Sasse: “Nominal” and “adjectival” predication in Lowland Eastern Cushitic

Gertrud Schneider-Blum: The “copula” in Alaaba

Yvonne Treis: Copulas in Kambaata


Azeb Amha: Non-verbal predication in Wolaitta

Debela Goshu: Copula constructions in Anfillo

Hirut Woldemariam: Deictics in Gamo Semitic

Baye Yimam / Rawda Siraj: Silt’e deictics

Girma A. Demeke: Copula constructions in Ge‘ez and Tigre

Gideon Goldenberg: Linguistic treatment of syntactical relations, the predicative bond and Gurage

Ronny Meyer: Non-verbal predication in East Gurage and Gunnän Gurage languages

Rafael Suter: Copula constructions and information structure in Inor

Following the links below, you will find further publications of our programme featuring deictic and spacial concepts in African languages and cultures, as well as further paper collections and monographs by the editors:

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