Geographical Typology and Linguistic Areas

With special reference to Africa

| Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
| University of Cologne
| Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
ISBN 9789027207692 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027273956 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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
Center for Corpus-based Linguistics and Language Education
Makoto Minegishi
Christa König
Section 1
Areal Features and Linguistic Areas: Contact-induced Change and Geographical Typology
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Areas of Grammaticalization and Geographical Typology
Bernd Heine
Case Marking and Linguistic Geography
Christa König
Can Ethiopian Languages be Considered Languages in the African Linguistic Area? The Case of Highland East Cushitic, particularly Sidaama and Kambaata
Kazuhiro Kawachi
Proto-Bantu and Proto-Niger-Congo: Macro-areal Typology and Linguistic Reconstruction
Tom Güldemann
Section 2
Explaining Convergence and the Formation of Linguistic Areas
Yaron Matras
Is Kumam a Creole Language? A Mechanism of Linguistic Convergence in the Southern Lwo Area
Osamu Hieda
The Continuum of Languages in West Tanzania Bantu: A Case Study of Gongwe, Bende, and Pimbwe
Yuko Abe
Patterns of Linguistic Convergence in the Khoe-speaking Area of Southern Africa
Rainer Vossen
Tense and Aspect in Khoesan: The case of Ju/'hoansi
Budzani Gabanamotse-Mogara
Section 3
Ritual Pathways: Contact in a Framework of Difference, Imitation and Alterity
Anne Storch
The Eastern Kalahari Khoe: A Focus on Inter-Khoisan Ethno-language Dynamics around the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans of Botswana
Andy Chebanne
Language Contact and Social Change in North-central Namibia: Socialization via Singing and Dancing Activities among the !Xun San
Akira Takada
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
A First Report on G|ui Ideophones
Hiroshi Nakagawa
Section 4
Noun-Modifi er Order in Africa
Matthew S. Dryer
Index of Authors
Index of Languages, Language Families and Areas
Index of Subjects
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2015. Reconstructing phylogeny from linkage diffusion. Diachronica 32:3  pp. 397 ff. Crossref logo
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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