Language History and Linguistic Description in Africa
Ian Maddieson, Thomas J. Hinnebusch
Africa World Press, 1998 - Foreign Language Study - 316 pages
To mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of Greenberg's Studies in African Linguistic Classification, the topic of African language history and classification was made a special focus of the 1995 conference. A third of the papers relate to this theme. These papers cover historical issues concerning the three major language families found solely on the African continent. Topics in phonetics and phonology, syntax and semantics and language planning are covered in the remainder of the volume.
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adverbials affix African Linguistics analysis articulation associative construction Avatime Ayuo banda Bantu languages base Bayuo Bendi Benue-Congo Bresnan CAUS-instrument Chewa class prefix classification clause cliticize cognates complex predicates consonant constraints contrast copula Cross River Dagaare deletion Delta Cross domain Dorsal empty evidence examples feature four education groups Fula function grammatical morphemes H tone allomorph Hausa home language Igbo Ikalanga imbrication imperfective JVVCs Khoisan Khoisan languages labial labial-velar langues lexical locative prefixes Mambiloid Mande Mchombo Meeussen's Rule mora morpheme morphological Mother Tongue MSRA nasal assimilation Ngaro Nguni Niger-Congo node noun class noun phrase object occur palatalization paper Parse passive pattern phonetic phonological position proposed reference relationship root Sandawe semantic Shona shows SiSwati Sotho languages Southern Bantoid speakers spreading stem structure suffix Suuj SVCs Swahili syllable syntactic Table tense toneless Tswana University upper verb Vocalic vowel word Xhosa Zulu Zulu and Xhosa