Geographical Typology and Linguistic Areas

With special reference to Africa

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| Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
| University of Cologne
| Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
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Is Africa a linguistic area (Heine & Leyew 2008)? The present volume consists of sixteen papers highlighting the linguistic geography of Africa, covering, in particular, southern Africa with its Khoisan languages. A wide range of phenomena are discussed to give an overview of the pattern of social, cultural, and linguistic interaction that characterizes Africa's linguistic geography. Most contributors to the volume discuss language contact and areal diffusion in Africa, although some demonstrate, with examples from non-African linguistic data, including Amazonian and European languages, how language contact may lead to structural convergence. Others investigate contact phenomena in social-cultural behavior. The volume makes a large contribution toward bringing generalized theory to data-oriented discussions. It is intended to stimulate further research on contact phenomena in Africa.

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[Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2]  2011.  vi, 321 pp.
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Table of Contents
Message from the President
Ikuo Kameyama
1–2
Center for Corpus-based Linguistics and Language Education
Makoto Minegishi
3–5
Introduction
Christa König
7–11
Section 1
Areal Features and Linguistic Areas: Contact-induced Change and Geographical Typology
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
13–39
Areas of Grammaticalization and Geographical Typology
Bernd Heine
41–66
Case Marking and Linguistic Geography
Christa König
67–90
Can Ethiopian Languages be Considered Languages in the African Linguistic Area? The Case of Highland East Cushitic, particularly Sidaama and Kambaata
Kazuhiro Kawachi
91–107
Proto-Bantu and Proto-Niger-Congo: Macro-areal Typology and Linguistic Reconstruction
Tom Güldemann
109–141
Section 2
Explaining Convergence and the Formation of Linguistic Areas
Yaron Matras
143–160
Is Kumam a Creole Language? A Mechanism of Linguistic Convergence in the Southern Lwo Area
Osamu Hieda
161–176
The Continuum of Languages in West Tanzania Bantu: A Case Study of Gongwe, Bende, and Pimbwe
Yuko Abe
177–188
Patterns of Linguistic Convergence in the Khoe-speaking Area of Southern Africa
Rainer Vossen
189–200
Tense and Aspect in Khoesan: The case of Ju/'hoansi
Budzani Gabanamotse-Mogara
201–211
Section 3
Ritual Pathways: Contact in a Framework of Difference, Imitation and Alterity
Anne Storch
213–232
The Eastern Kalahari Khoe: A Focus on Inter-Khoisan Ethno-language Dynamics around the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans of Botswana
Andy Chebanne
233–250
Language Contact and Social Change in North-central Namibia: Socialization via Singing and Dancing Activities among the !Xun San
Akira Takada
251–267
Two Types of Kinship Classifi cation Found among the Khoe Languages — Relative and Absolute Calculations in Determining the Seniority among Classifi catory Siblings
Hitomi Ono
269–278
A First Report on G|ui Ideophones
Hiroshi Nakagawa
279–286
Section 4
Noun-Modifi er Order in Africa
Matthew S. Dryer
287–311
Index of Authors
313–314
Index of Languages, Language Families and Areas
315–317
Index of Subjects
318–320
Contributors
321–322
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010049191