Grammatical and Sociolinguistic Aspects of Ethiopian Languages

Editors
| Addis Ababa University
| Kotebe Metropolitan University
| University of Oslo
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ISBN 9789027208330 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
 
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The focus of this unique publication is on Ethiopian languages and linguistics. Not only major languages such as Amharic and Oromo receive attention, also lesser studied ones like Sezo and Nuer are dealt with. The Gurage languages that often present a descriptive and sociolinguistic puzzle to researchers receive ample coverage. And for the first time in the history of Ethiopian linguistics two chapters are dedicated to descriptive studies of Ethiopian Sign Language, as well as two studies on acoustic phonetics. Topics range over a wide spectrum of issues covering the lexicon, sociolinguistics, socio-cultural aspects and micro-linguistic studies on the phonology, morphology and syntax of Ethiopian languages.
[IMPACT: Studies in Language, Culture and Society, 48]  Expected April 2021.  vi, 412 pp. + index
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Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
The languages of Ethiopia: Aspects of the sociolinguistic profile
Derib Ado, Almaz Wasse Gelagay and Janne Bondi Johannessen †
2–12
Part I. Lexicon
16–61
Term-formation methods in the Gamo language
Almaz Wasse Gelagay
16–33
The ensete in Gurage: Nomenclature, use and meaning extension
Fekede Menuta
36–61
Part II. Sociolinguistics and culture
66–170
Language contact and its effects on language use of the Gurage varieties of Muher
Awlachew Shumneka Nurga
66–90
Ethnolinguistic perception and identity in Gurage
Emebet Bekele Birkie
92–118
Sociolinguistic functions of the secret language of Gurage females
Etaferahu Hailu Tessema
120–135
Gender and women representation in Gurage culture of Ethiopia
Fekede Menuta and Yigeremu Kifle
138–170
Part III. Grammar (syntax and morphology)
174–300
Manner of movement in Amharic
Baye Yimam
174–196
Serial verb constructions in Sezo
Girma Mengistu Desta
198–212
Number marking in Nuer nouns
John Koang Nyang
214–227
Case-marking in Semitic in the light of the evidence in the Ethiopian language area: Linguistic convergence and divergence
Lutz Edzard
230–244
Reduplication in Oromo
Shimelis Mazengia Beyene
246–267
Verbal derivations in Inor
Tsehay Abza
270–300
Part IV. Phonetics
304–363
An acoustic analysis of Amharic fricatives
Derib Ado
304–344
Durational variations in Oromo vowels
Feda Negesse and Tujube Amansa
346–363
Part V. Sign language
368–412
The linguistic nature of expression of aspect in Ethiopian sign language
Pawlos Kassu Abebe
368–387
Polysemy of Ethiopian sign language
Woinshet Girma Ayansa
390–412
List of words for the index
Index
413
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020050373 | Marc record