R.K. Herbert (ed.): African Linguistics at the Crossroads – Proc. of the 1st WOCAL World Congress of Afr. Linguistics, Kwaluseni 1994 [PDF]

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1st WOCAL World Congress of African Linguistics, Swaziland 18–22. VII. 1994

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Description

1997
XIV, 645 pp.
numerous tables and graphs

Text languages: English, French

CONTENTS

I. HISTORICAL, COMPARATIVE & TYPOLOGICAL
Bernd Heine: Grammaticalization Theory and Its Relevance for African Linguistics
Zygmunt Frajzyngier: Bidirectionality of Grammaticalization
Antoine Lipou: Mixed Languages and Bantu Historical Linguistics
Irina N. Toporova: Typology and the Bantu Noun Classes
Ulrike Claudi: Some Thoughts on the Origin of Gender Marking
Tom Güldemann: Prosodic Subordination as a Strategy for Complex Sentence Construction

II. PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
Anthony Traill: Linguistic Phonetic Features for Clicks
David Odden: Domains and Levels of Representation in Tone
Georges Hérault: Syllabic Genesis and Luganda Phonology

III. SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS
Sam A. Mchombo: Contributions of African Languages to Generative Grammar
Josephat M. Rugemalira: The Upper Limit Constraint on Argument Structures
M. Lynne Murphy: Agreement as Non-Directional – An Approach to Bantu Concord
Mayrene Bentley: Variation in Bantu Verbal Agreement
Henny Broekman: African Languages and Syntactic Generation
Marianna Visser: The Thematic Structure of Event Nominals in Xhosa
Andrew van der Spuy: Syntactic Traces in Zulu
Ronald P. Schaefer: Talmy’s Schematic Core and Verb Serialization in Emai – An Initial Sketch
J.A. du Plessis: The Semantics of Ergative Constructions in Zulu and Xhosa
Andrew Tilimbe Kulemeka: The Grammatical Category of Chichewa Ideophones

IV. INTERACTIONAL SOCIOLINGUISTICS
Margaret Akinyi Obondo: On Ways of Retelling – The Narrative Syntax of Urban Luo Children
Robert K. Herbert: The Meaning of Language Choices in South Africa
J. Keith Chick: ‘One Settler, One Bullet’ and other Provocations
Zofia Podobínska: La politesse – les comportements linguistiques adoptés par des locuteurs de swahili au cours des actes de « Mande »

V. LANGUAGE POLICY AND PLANNING
Ben Ohi Elugbe: Literacy and Language Development in Nigeria
Adams B. Bodomo: Linguistics, Education and Politics – An Interplay on Ghanaian Languages
Armando Jorge Lopes: Language Policy in Mozambique – A Taboo?
Jan Blommaert: Ideology and Language in Tanzania – A Brief Survey
Kahombo Mateene: Le « Plan d’Action Linguistique pour l’Afrique »
Alfred J.I. Matiki: The Politics of Language in Malawi
Renato Matusse: The Future of Portuguese in Mozambique
Livingstone Walusimbi: The Future of Minority Languages in Uganda

VI. LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL STUDIES
Elena Bertoncini-Zúbková: Swahili Verbs in Modern Fiction
Edgar A. Gregersen: The Pragmatics of Verbal Abuse in African Languages
Ian Davies / Greville Corbett: Colour Categories in African Languages
Ellen Contini-Morava: Noun Classification in Swahili
Arvi Hurskainen: A Language Sensitive Approach to Information Management and Retrieval

Under these links you will find further proceedings volumes of the WOCAL World Congress of African Linguistics and of the Germanophone Africanist’s Days, as well as publications by the contributors:

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