Nilo-Saharan issues and perspectives / edited by Helga Schröder & Prisca Jerono.

Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium (12th : 2015 : University of Nairobi) [Browse]
  • Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, [2018].
  • 2018
241 pages : illustrations, maps. music ; 24 cm


Nilo-Saharan languagesCongresses [Browse]
Summary note
NISA is a huge Africanistic symposium which works on a comprehenƯsive, coherent linguistic phylum (area), which comprises Mali and Niger in West Africa up to Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania in Eastern Africa. The main purpose of the colloquium is to bring scholars of Nilo-Saharan languages together for scholarly exchange and disƯcussion. Many Nilo-Saharan languages have little or no documenƯtation. Only through adequate cooperation with colleagues from all over the world can fundamental progress be achieved in this vast research area. The symposium has a long tradition: The first symposium took place in Kisumu, Kenya already in 1986. The University of Nairobi was given the mandate to arrange the 12th symposium which took place in September 2015. Papers dealing with a diachronic or comparative perspective or with phonetic, phonoƯlogical, morphological, syntactic, semantic, discourse and pragƯmatic issues of Nilo-Saharan languages were presented.
International conference proceedings.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
On stable and unstable features in Nilo-Saharan / Gerrit J. Dimmendaal -- Ngaalam: an endangered Nilo-Saharan language of Southwest Ethiopia, a sociolinguistic survey on language vitality and endangerment / Moges Yigezu -- An autosegmental analysis of the downstepped high tone in Dholuo / Jane Akinyi Ngala Oduor -- Obstruent neutralization in Gwama / Justin M. Goldberg -- Retention and contraction in Nyang'i nominal number marking / Samuel Beer -- Tugen noun classification / Prisca Jerono -- Person marking in Gwama / Joelle Goldberg -- Lopit verb morphology: an introduction / Jonathan Moodie -- On the nature of possession in Keiyo / Justine M. Sikuku & Joseph M. Wanyonyi -- Motion in Toposa / Helga Schröder -- Directional verb morphology in Ethiopian Komo / Manuel A. Otero -- Semantics of directional verb morphology in Gwama / Anne-Christie Hellenthal -- The grammar of space in Keliko, a Central Sudanic language of South Sudan / Christine Waag -- Everyday rituals: on describing language, and on being indirect in Nilotic / Angelika Mietzner & Anne Storch -- Repetition in Acholi conversation / Maren Rüsch.
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  • 9783896456670
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