Matthias Brenzinger / Anne-Maria Fehn (eds.): Proceedings of the 6th WOCAL World Congress of African Linguistics, Cologne, 17-21 August 2009 [PDF]


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Editors’ note

Matthias Brenzinger:
WOCAL – World Congress of African Linguistics


Neville Alexander:
African languages for Africa’s development

Gratien G. Atindogbé:
The challenges of documentary linguistics in the field of “Afrikanistik”

Sam Lutalo-Kiingi:
The importance of Deaf involvement in African Sign Language research

Margarida Maria Taddoni Petter:
African languages in Latin America

James G. Bennett:
Language and poverty in Africa – Do language policies help or hinder poverty reduction?

G. Tucker Childs:
How to pretend you speak a dying language when you don’t really know how to speak it – Methodological worries in documenting dying languages

Zygmunt Frajzyngier:
Coding relations between the verb and noun phrases in Afroasiatic – A sketch of typological explanations

Salikoko S. Mufwene:
What Africa can contribute to understanding language vitality, endangerment, and loss

Abdel Rahim Hamid Mugaddam:
Aspects of youth language in Khartoum

H. Ekkehard Wolff:
Sociolinguistics in the African context: History – challenges – prospects


Rose-Juliet Anyanwu:
On the strategic partnership of verbs – Serial verbs in Niger-Congo languages

Koen Bostoen / Bonny Sands:
Clicks in south-western Bantu languages – Contact-induced vs. language internal lexical change

Alexander Cobbinah / Friederike Lüpke:
Not cut to fit – zero coded passives in African languages

Bruce Connell / William Bennett / Inoma Essien / Ebitare Obikudo / Akin Akinlabi / Ozo-mekuri Ndimele:
Defaka and Ịjọ – A reassessment of the Ijoid relationship

Oliver Kröger:
Typology put to practical use – A participatory approach to initial grammar research

Russell Norton:
Non-concatenative morphology in Dinka and Arabic – Augmentation and replacement

Helga Schröder:
Incorporated subject pronouns in word order typology


Adelino Amargira:
The function of tone in the Tennet language

Herman M. Batibo:
Can tone shift be regarded as tone depression in Shisukuma?

Ibrahima A.H. Cissé / Nathalie Vallée:
Fulfulde and Bambara syllables in typological and universal perspectives – Interactions between tautosyllabic segments and the effects of consonants

Daniel Duke / Marieke Martin:
Introducing Kwasio pharyngealized vowels

Yamina El Kirat El Allame:
A diachronic and comparative analysis of spirantization in Amazigh – The case of the Beni Iznassen variety

Martial Embanga Aborobongui / Annie Rialland / Jean-Marc Beltzung:
Tones and intonation in Boundji Embósí (C25)

Richard Gravina:
Vowels, consonants and prosody in two Central Chadic languages

Osamu Hieda:
Consonantal system of Datooga (Bajuuta dialect)

Andreas Joswig:
The vowels of Majang

Heidrun Kröger:
Nasal assimilation in Mozambican Ngoni

Christiane Lauschitzky:
Nasality in Bozo Jemaana

Seunghun J. Lee:
The spreading, blocking, and optimization of H tones – Depressor consonants in Dagara

Coffi Sambiéni:
Du statut phonologique du schwa en biali, langue gur orientale, Bénin

John R. Watters:
Tone in western Ejagham (Etung) – Lexical tone on the “minimal” verb forms


Ogbonna Anyanwu:
The Ibibio locative copular constructions

Samuel A. Atintono:
The basic locative construction in Gurene

Wolfgang Berndt:
A cognitive approach to the functions of the particle me in Joola-Banjal

Thomas Blecke:
The grammar of action nominals in Tigemaxo (Bozo)

Olivier Bondéelle:
Alternations of emotion verb-noun roots in Wolof – Analogy between verbs and nouns

Nadine Borchardt:
Agreement in Ikaan compound numerals

Ines Fiedler:
Predicate-centered focus in Gbe

Christopher R. Green:
Paradigm uniformity in Luwanga derived nouns

Roland Kießling / Britta Neumann / Doreen Schröter:
“What can I offer my child?” – How to impose on others in Isu (Grassfields Bantu)

Nancy C. Kula:
Nominal compounding and associative phrases in Bemba

Lutz Marten:
Agreement in locative phrases in Luganda

Dame Ndao:
Dérivation and réduplication en pepel

Ayu’nwi N. Neba:
The realization of tense/aspect tones in Bafut

Lukas Neukom:
The suffix -ɗo in Kenga – Ventive and past, one or two functions?

Peter Nichols:
Persistive and alterative – dual-time aspects in siSwati

Helma Pasch:
From anaphoric pronoun to copula in Zande

Tristan Michael Purvis:
Left Dislocation in Dagbani – A preliminary survey

Gertrud Schneider-Blum:
Don’t waste words – perspectives on the Tima lexicon

Mauro Tosco:
The grammar of space of Gawwada

Rebecca Voll:
Tense variation in the tense system of Mundabli, Western Beboid (Bantoid, Cameroon)

Beatrix von Heyking:
The functioning of personal pronouns in Belanda Boor


Carole de Féral:
Urban practices and new identities – Pidgin and Francanglais in Cameroon

Maik Gibson:
Language shift in Nairobi

Andrew Haruna:
Language shift in Northern Nigeria – The precarious situation of the minority languages

Marie-Laure Bonson Kozi / Mimboabe Bakpa:
Contribution à la situation sociolinguistique anufo-gangam

Adjaratou Oumar Sall:
Documentation et revitalisation du bédik – Expériences de terrain et premiers resultats

Gabriele Sommer:
The concept of style/register shifting in multilingual African contexts

Klaus Wedekind:
Sociolinguistic developments affecting Beja dialects

Rezenet Moges:
Dichotomy of the Deaf community in Eritrea

James Roberts:
Goundo, a dying language of Chad

Solomija Buk / Andrij Rovenchak:
Corpus of texts in indigenous African scripts