Studies in African Linguistic Typology

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The twenty-one papers that make up this volume reflect the broad perspective of African linguistic typology studies today. Where previous volumes would present language material from a very restricted area and perspective, the present contributions reflect the global interest and orientation of current African linguistic studies. The studies are nearly all implicational in nature. Based upon a detailed survey of a particular linguistic phenomenon in a given language or language area conclusions are drawn about the general nature about this phenomenon in the languages of Africa and beyond. They represent as such a first step that may ultimately lead to a more thorough understanding of African linguistic structures. This approach is well justified. Taking the other road, attempting to pick out linguistic details from often fairly superficially documented languages runs the risk that the data and its implications for the structure investigated might be misunderstood. Consequentially only very few studies of this nature giving the very broad perspective, the overview of a particular structure type covering the whole African continent are represented here.
[Typological Studies in Language, 64]  2006.  xiv, 426 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
F.K. Erhard Voeltz
ix–xiii
Future tense and aspect marking in Southern Bantu
Herman M. Batibo
1–12
The marking of directional deixis in Somali: How typological idiosyncratic is it?
Philippe Bourdin
13–41
A typology of subject and object markers in African languages
Denis Creissels
43–70
Head marking, dependent marking and constituent order in the Nilotic area
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
71–92
Agent phrases in Bantu passives
Axel Fleisch
93–111
Grammaticalization of switch reference: Motivation and means
Zygmunt Frajzyngier
113–130
Complex predicates based on generic auxiliaries as an areal feature in Northeast Africa
Tom Güldemann
131–154
The OHO constraint
Richard J. Hayward
155–169
The word in Luganda.
Larry M. Hyman and Francis X. Katamba
171–193
Case in Africa: On categorial misbehavior
Christa König
195–207
The typology of relative clause formation in African languages
Tania Kuteva and Bernard Comrie
209–228
Deictic categories in particles and demonstratives in three Gur languages
Kézié Koyenzi Lébikaza
229–249
Preprefix or not — that is the question: The case of Kwangali, Kwanyama and Ndonga
Karsten Legere
251–262
Nonverbal and verbal negations in Kabyle (Berber): A typological perspective
Amina Mettouchi
263–276
Grammaticalization chains of the verb Kàre ‘to give’ in Kabba
Rosmarie Moser
277–301
Selectors in Cushitic
Maarten Mous
303–325
How Bantu is Kiyansi?: A re-examination of its verbal inflections
Salikoko S. Mufwene
327–335
Diathesis alternation in some Gur languages
Brigitte Reineke and Gudrun Miehe
337–360
Structure and function of incorporation processes in compounding
Claudia Maria Riehl and Christa Kilian-Hatz
361–376
Toward a typological perspective for Emai’s BE constructions.
Ronald P. Schaefer and Francis Oisaghaede Egbokhare
377–396
Intrinsic focus and focus control in two varieties of Hausa
H. Ekkehard Wolff
397–415
Language index
417–419
Name index
421–423
Subject index
425–426
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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