Holger Tröbs / Eva Rothmaler / Kerstin Winkelmann (eds.): La qualification dans les langues africaines / Qualification in African Languages [PDF]

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2008
258 pp.
16 tables, appendix

Text language(s): French, English

The present work is the result of a cooperation between the research group LLACAN Langage, Langues et Cultures d’Afrique Noire of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and the University of Bayreuth within the framework of the Projet International de Coopération Scientifique (PICS).

The aim of this collaboration was to develop a comprehensive typology of adjectivization and qualification in West-African languages, done by way of comparatively analyzing thirteen languages of diverse language groups and families. This volume presents the results in a clear and concise way.

The languages analyzed in this book:

Niger-Kongo:

Guillaume Segerer: Bijogo (Guinea-Bissau)

Loïc-Michel Perrin: Wolof (Senegal, Gambia, Mauretanien)

Holger Tröbs: Bambara (Mali)

Holger Tröbs: Duun (Burkina Faso)

Gudrun Miehe: Jããne (Burkina Faso)

Gudrun Miehe: Kããsa (Burkina Faso)

Brigitte Nédellec: Naténi (Benin)

Paulette Roulon-Doko: Gbaya (Zentralafrikanische Republik).

Nilo-Saharanisch:

Eva Rothmaler: Kanuri (Nigeria)

Pierre Nougayrol: Bongo (Sudan)

Pascal Boyeldieu: Yulu (Zentralafrikanische Republik)

Pascal Boyeldieu: Dadjo-Sila (Tschad)

Oumarou Boukari: Songhay-Zarma (Niger).

The appendix conveniently lists twelve sample adjectives of the seven primary semantic groups according to Dixon (2004) – in English and in French –with interlinear translations for all 13 languages (compiled by Kerstin Winkelmann).