T.C. Schadeberg / R.M. Blench (eds.): Nuba Mountain Language Studies – 1st Int. Conf. on the Nuba Mountain Languages, Leiden 2011 [PDF]


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VIII, 586 pp.
6 maps, 4 b/w photos, 2 genealogical charts, 9 graphs, numerous tables and charts

Text language: English

This book is the outcome of the 1st International Conference on the Nuba Mountain Languages, held in Leiden, September 2-4, 2011. It contains 32 original contributions and constitutes an important leap forward in the linguistic exploration of this complex area. Additional papers not presented were commissioned to provide a more complete overview of the area, thereby contributing to pioneer studies of previously poorly researched languages.

The Nuba Mountains are seen as a well circumscribed geographical and cultural area by its inhabitants and outsiders alike. They are almost entirely located in the centre of the State of South Kordofan within the Republic of the Sudan. The term Nuba Mountain languages refers to the forty-plus languages indigenous to this area, which can uncontroversially be assigned to ten linguistic (genetic) groups, with the addition of regional varieties of Arabic. The papers in this volume include at least one language from each of the ten indigenous groups of the Nuba Mountains. They cover a wide range of topics, with a focus on descriptive linguistics, although particular contributions may not easily fit into the traditional linguistic categories of syntax – morphology – phonology.


Thilo C. Schadeberg / Roger M. Blench: The Nuba Mountain languages – an introduction

Sharon Rose: The morphological structure of the Moro verb
Peter Jenks: Noun phrases in Moro
Farrell Ackerman / John Moore: Objects in Moro
Angelo Ngaloka Naser: Moro literacy education and language development
Nicolas Quint: Integration of borrowed nouns in Koalib, a noun class language
Thilo C. Schadeberg: Comparative constructions in Ebang (Heiban)
Mariam Sharif: Production and protection of knowledge – language use, herbal medicine and health education in Heiban Locality

John Vanderelst: Personal pronouns in Dagik (Talodi, Kordofanian)
Thomas Kuku Alaki / Russell Norton: Tocho phonology and orthography
Russell Norton: The Acheron vowel system – a participatory approach
Heleen Smits: The locative-applicative suffix in Lumun

Birgit Hellwig: Verbal morphology in Katla
Suzan Alamin: Tima adjectives
Abeer Bashir: Conditions on feature specification in Tima
Gertrud Schneider-Blum: Personal pronouns in Tima
Abdelrahim Hamid Mugaddam / Ashraf Kamal Abdelhay: Exploring the sociolinguistic profile of Tima in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan

Thilo C. Schadeberg: Rashad survey data

Leif O. Manger: Seligman on the Lafofa – social organisation and some terminology

Ali Ibrahim / Angelika Jakobi: Relative clauses in Taglennaa (Kordofan Nubian)
Gumma Ibrahim Gulfan: Converbs in Taglennaa (Kordofan Nubian)
Jade Comfort: Converbs in Uncunwee (Kordofan Nubian)
Khaleel Ismail: The noun in Tabag (Kordofan Nubian)
Khalifa Jabreldar Khalifa: Dilling – an endangered Nubian language
Angelika Jakobi: Nubian kinship terms

Ines Fiedler: Complex predicates in Ama

Suzan Alamin: Verbs in Laggori
Stefano Manfredi: Arabic borrowings in Laggori (Eastern Daju)

Roger M. Blench: Introduction to the Temein languages

Leoma Gilley: Katcha noun morphology

Enrico Ille: Some linguistic expressions related to agricultural annual cycles in the Nuba Mountains (Miri, Krongo, Moro, Tira, Abol)
Harald Hammarström: Noun class parallels in Kordofanian and Niger-Congo – evidence of genealogical inheritance?
Roger M. Blench: Splitting up Kordofanian

Under these links you will find publications of the contributors, the proceedings volume of the 3rd Int. Conference on the Nuba Mountain Languages and descriptions of further Kordofanian languages and cultures:

G. Schneider-Blum / B. Hellwig / G.J. Dimmendaal (eds.): Nuba Mountain Language Studies – 3rd Nuba Mountain Languages Conference, Cologne 2017 [PDF]
John Vanderelst: A Grammar of Dagik – A Kordofanian Language of Sudan [PDF]
G. Schneider-Blum: A Tima-English Dictionary – An Illustrated Lexicon of a Niger-Congo Language Spoken in the Nuba Mountains (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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