Nico Nassenstein

List of John Benjamins publications for which Nico Nassenstein plays a role.

Journal

Titles

Anthropological Linguistics: Perspectives from Africa

Edited by Andrea Hollington, Alice Mitchell and Nico Nassenstein

[Culture and Language Use, 23] 2024. xiii, 485 pp.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics

Naming and Labelling Contexts of Cultural Importance in Africa

Edited by Nico Nassenstein, Sambulo Ndlovu and Svenja Völkel

Special issue of International Journal of Language and Culture 10:2 (2023) ca. 150 pp.

Metasex – The Discourse of Intimacy and Transgression

Anne Storch and Nico Nassenstein

[Culture and Language Use, 22] 2020. ix, 132 pp.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Sociology

Creativity in Language

Edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Andrea Hollington, Nico Nassenstein and Anne Storch

Special issue of International Journal of Language and Culture 6:1 (2019) vi, 223 pp.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Applied linguistics | Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Communication Studies | Pragmatics

Articles

Nassenstein, Nico, Alice Mitchell and Andrea Hollington 2024 Chapter 1. IntroductionAnthropological Linguistics: Perspectives from Africa, Hollington, Andrea, Alice Mitchell and Nico Nassenstein (eds.), pp. 1–28 | Chapter
The study of African languages, cultural practices and speakers’ conceptualizations is complex and multilayered. This introductory chapter provides an overview of the goals and scope of the volume. It also offers a short historical survey of anthropological linguistics as well as some reflections… read more
Seel, Laura and Nico Nassenstein 2024 Chapter 13. “Show your feelings!”: On the expression of emotions in Rabai (Midzichenda)Anthropological Linguistics: Perspectives from Africa, Hollington, Andrea, Alice Mitchell and Nico Nassenstein (eds.), pp. 331–366 | Chapter
This contribution analyzes the encoding of emotions in Chiraphai (Rabai), a Midzichenda language from the Kenyan coast. In the focus, especially, are matters of a rather discrete display of one’s feelings vs. open invitations to “show what you feel”, discussing core emotions in the language and… read more
Nassenstein, Nico 2023 “Venezuela hawaii, chelsea!”: Creative onomastic practice and playful (re)labelling in Langila from the CongoNaming and Labelling Contexts of Cultural Importance in Africa, Nassenstein, Nico, Sambulo Ndlovu and Svenja Völkel (eds.), pp. 288–305 | Article
This contribution focuses on Langila, a language practice or “speech style” that emerged in the first decade after the millenium in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa, characterized by lexical creativity and specific phonological manipulative strategies. I analyse Langila speakers’ use of global… read more
Völkel, Svenja, Sambulo Ndlovu and Nico Nassenstein 2023 Naming and labelling contexts of cultural importance in Africa: An introductionNaming and Labelling Contexts of Cultural Importance in Africa, Nassenstein, Nico, Sambulo Ndlovu and Svenja Völkel (eds.), pp. 145–150 | Introduction
Nassenstein, Nico 2019 Manipulation in late life: Secret agency and the unintelligible in the speech of the elderly in Eastern CongoCreativity in Language, Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y., Andrea Hollington, Nico Nassenstein and Anne Storch (eds.), pp. 45–62 | Article
While youth language constitutes a well-researched field of study, the linguistic manipulations of old people remain understudied. In an innovative approach, the present paper therefore looks at confusing and allegedly unintelligible narratives and conscious linguistic manipulations, silliness and… read more