P.W. Akumbu / E.P. Chie (eds.): Engagement with Africa – Linguistic Essays in Honor of Ngessimo M. Mutaka [PDF]


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Grammatical Analyses of African Languages Volume 58

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XVIII, 470 pp.
2 colour maps, 1 b/w map, 20 colour photos, 3 colour graphs, 2 b/w graphs, 3 colour tables, 4 colour spectrograms, 3 colour phrase structures, 1 colour language illustration, index

Text language: English


Michel Kenmogne: Dedication
Pius W. Akumbu: Introduction

Part 1 Descriptive Linguistics

Pius W. Akumbu: Noun class 9/10 tone in Central Ring Grassfields Bantu – An overview
Diana Archangeli / Douglas Pulleyblank: What is length compensating for? A surface-based account of NC lengthening
Esther P. Chie: Evidence for the existence of a phonological and an intonational domain in Babanki
Hugues Carlos Gueche Fotso: Multiverb constructions and the homorganic nasal in Ndaʔndaʔ
Guillaume Guitang: Personal pronoun encliticization in Masa
Larry M. Hyman: Lusoga noun phrase tonology
Roland Kießling: Salient features of the noun class system of Kung in a Ring perspective
Patrick Mve / Nelson C. Tschonghongei / Pierpaolo Di Carlo / Jeff Good: Cultural distinctiveness and linguistic esoterogeny – The case of the Fang language of Lower Fungom, Cameroon
Magdaline Bakume Nkongho: The semantic system of Proto Nyang noun classes
Ousmanou: Sound symbolism in gender and number distinction in Masa
Patricia Schneider-Zioga: On the licensing of nominals in Kinande
Keith Snider: Long and short vowels in Chumburung – An instrumental comparison
Emmanuel Tabah: Motivating metrical feet in Bezen

Part 2 Applied and Socio-linguistics

Melvice Asohsi: Shifts in the ethno-linguistic construction of personal names in Bafut and inherent grammatical peculiarities
Lydie Christelle Talla Makoudjou / Solange Mekamgoum: Exploring linguistic landscape as a teaching approach to language awareness in Cameroon’s secondary schools
Edmond Ossoko: Animism in Mmaala proverbs and idioms
Florence A. E. Tabe: Traditional religion in Manyu – Some sociolinguistic issues and relevance
James N. Tasah: Language attrition and loss of indigenous knowledge – The case of some Form Three and Terminal students of GHS Domayo and GBHS Maroua
Eunice Tita: A sociolinguistic analysis of Bali Nyonga magic lexis

Part 3 Socialization

Emmanuel Ngué Um: Achieving sustainable language preservation through economic empower­ment in endangered language settings in West Africa
Kilian Tameh / Lilian Lem Atanga: Discourse analysis of HIV/AIDS drug adherence counselling sessions in the Bamenda Regional Hospital
Philip Mutaka: Conveying the AIDS prevention message – A supplement to Wish I had known

Curriculum Vitae of Ngessimo M. Mutaka

Under these links you will find descriptions of further Cameroonian Bantu, Grassfields-Bantu and Adamawa languages:

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