Schneider-Blum / Hellwig / Dimmendaal (eds.): Nuba Mountain Language Studies – 3rd Nuba Mountain Languages Conference, Cologne 2017 [PDF]


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XIV, 489 pp.
9 colour maps, 1 b/w map, 15 colour photos, 1 colour drawing, 18 colour illustrations, numerous diagrams, tables and charts

Text language: English

The 1st International Nuba Mountain Languages Conference took place at Leiden University, the Netherlands, in 2012; the proceedings of this meeting were published as Schadeberg / Blench (2013). The second conference took place at INALCO, Paris, August 27-30, 2014. The current volume constitutes a selection of presentations from the 3rd International Nuba Mountain Languages Conference at the University of Cologne, September 27-29, 2017. In addition, a number of contributions on languages in this area are included which could not be presented at this conference for various reasons.


Gerrit J. Dimmendaal: Introduction


Darryl Turner: Prepositions and pronominal case in Katcha

Nilo-Saharan: Nubian
Waleed Alshareef: Genitive constructions in Abu Jinuk
Katherine Walker: Nominal number in Tabaq
Lena Pointner: Verbal number in Tabaq
Angelika Jakobi / Ali Ibrahim: Labile verbs in Tagle (Kordofan Nubian)

Niger-Congo: Rashad
Abeer Bashir: Noun class genders in Tagoi
Maha Abdu Aldawi Abdalla / Sawsan Abdel Aziz Mohammed Nashid: An initial sketch of the Tagom noun phrase

Niger-Congo: Heiban
Nicolas Quint / Siddig Ali Karmal Koko: Koalib ideophones – A first overview of their main characteristics

Niger-Congo: Katloid
Birgit Hellwig: Verbal derivation in Katla – The comitative
Nataliya Veit: The verbal derivational morpheme -aa in Tima
Ulrike Nüsslein: Number marking in Julut
Gertrud Schneider-Blum: Constituent focus and selective marking in Tima

Niger-Congo: Talodi
Heleen Smits: Negation in Lumun
John Vanderelst / Ibrahim Kannu: Phonological rules and orthography development – A case study


Russell Norton: Classifying the non-Eastern-Sudanic Nuba Mountain languages – Evidence from pronoun categories and lexicostatistics
Roger Blench: Do Heiban and Talodi form a genetic group and how are they related to Niger-Congo?
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal: Reconstructing Katloid and deconstructing Kordofanian
Sharon Rose: The typology of vowel harmony in Nuba Mountain Languages
Thilo C. Schadeberg: Core Kordofanian

Under these links you will find the proceedings volume of the 1st Int. Conference on the Nuba Mountain Languages, further descriptions of Kordofanian languages and cultures and publications by the contributors:

T.C. Schadeberg / R. Blench (eds.): Nuba Mountain Language Studies – 1st Int. Conf. on the Nuba Mountain Languages, Leiden 2011 [PDF]
John Vanderelst: A Grammar of Dagik – A Kordofanian Language of Sudan [PDF]
Nicolas Quint: The Phonology of Koalib – A Kordofanian Language of the Nuba Mountains (Sudan) [PDF]
Meike Meerpohl: The Tima of the Nuba Mountains (Sudan) – A Social Anthropological Study [PDF]

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