Advances in African Linguistics
Vicki Carstens, Frederick Parkinson
Africa World Press, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 311 pages
This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the 28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, which took place at Cornell University from July 18–22, 1997. The editors have sought to include works which make both theoretical and descriptive contributions to this rich area of study.
The volume is in five sections. Section I consists of Kay Williamson’s plenary paper “Reconstructing Proto-Igboid Obstruents.” Section II contains papers on aspects of African language syntax. Section III is devoted to phonology and morphology of African languages. Papers on phonetics make up Section IV, and Section V contains sociolinguistic studies.
Among the contributors to this volume are E. O. Aboh who presents evidence from Gungbe for articulated IP and CP structure; L. Bickmore who proposes an account of how glides affect tonal behavior; A. Ngunga proposes an account of how Bantu verbal extensions are ordered, and D. Mengara who argues that French, as used in Africa, is genuinely an African language.
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Yoruba Predicate Clefts from a Comparative Perspective
Phonological or Syntactic?
Object Raising in Yorubd
An Initial Analysis
Phonology and Morphology
Tones and Glides in Namwanga
The Tonal Pattern of Glides in Shimakoonde
Marcelino Liphola and David Odden
Evidence for the Tone Feature extreme
The Moraic Status of? and in Oromo
Mambila Fricative Vowels
How Speakers Get Started
Language in Society
Plurality and Deference in Urban Sango
ConsonantTone Interaction in African Languages
Alignment and Weight in the Tigrinya Verb Stem
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