Miehe / Winkelmann (eds.): Noun Class Systems in Gur Languages – Vol. I Southwestern Gur Languages (without Gurunsi) [PDF]


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VIII, 617 pp.
numerous tables and charts

Text language: English

This book is part of a publication in several parts on noun class systems in Gur languages. The present volume contains descriptions of the southwestern Gur languages. As far as their classificatory status is concerned, these are the South Central Gur languages without Gurunsi and most of the other languages classified as probable or improbable Gur by Anthony Naden (1989). In order to facilitate comparison of the data, all contributions follow the same order. Each article starts with some geographic and demographic information, and remarks on the state of linguistic research on the language.

The contributors agreed on a minimal word list which appeared as constitutive or as indicative for certain noun classes and their possible evolution. The articles in each classificatory group are followed by the summary Comparative Notes. The bibliography at the end of the volume contains all the titles mentioned in the contribution.


Gudrun Miehe / Kerstin Winkelmann: Introduction

Part I
Gudrun Miehe / Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer / Manfred von Roncador / Kerstin Winkelmann: Overview on noun classes in Gur

Part II
Description of individual languages and comparative notes

Gudrun Miehe: A1. Cerma (Gouin) / A2. Curama (Turka) / A3. Cerma-Curama: Comparative notes / B1. Kaasa
Kerstin Winkelmann: B2. Dogose
Gudrun Miehe: B3. Khisa (Komono) / B4. Gbatogso (Kpatogoso, Padorho) / B5. Kaansa-Dogose: Comparative notes
Kerstin Winkelmann: C1. Khe / C2. Dogosu / C3. Khe-Dogosu: Comparative notes
Gudrun Miehe / Florian Tham: D1. Lobiri
Gudrun Miehe: D2. Jaane (Dyan) / D3. Lobiri-Jaane: Comparative notes
Kerstin Winkelmann: E. Baatonum
Stefan Elders: F. Kulango
Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn: G1. Minyanka / G2. Supyire / G3. Secete (Tagba) / G4. Kar / G5. Tenyer
Gudrun Miehe: G6. Tyebari (Cebari, Nyenere) / G7. Palaka (Pilara) / G8. Fodonon / G9. Tagbana (Tagwana) / G10. Nafaanra (Pantera) / G11. Senufo languages: Comparative notes
Kerstin Winkelmann: H. Cefo / I. Viemo / K1. Samwe (Wara) / K2. Samu (Natioro)
Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer: K3. Palen
Kerstin Winkelmann: K4. Samu group: Comparative notes / L. Win (South Tusian)

The second volume of this publication focuses on the noun class systems of the North Central Gur Languages:

G. Miehe / B. Reineke / K. Winkelmann (eds.): Noun Class Systems in Gur Languages – Vol. II North Central Gur Languages [PDF]

Both volumes are available together at a reduced price:

Gudrun Miehe / Brigitte Reineke / Kerstin Winkelmann (eds.) Noun Class Systems in Gur Languages I + II [PDF]

In addition to this volume, another paper collection in the same series focuses on the diversity in the noun class systems of Gur languages:

Ines Fiedler / Jan Junglas / Michael Schulze (eds.): Gur Languages and Nominal Classification Diversity [PDF]

Under these links you will find publications by the contributors and descriptions of further noun class systems in various African language families:

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