Studies in African Linguistics

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, Fall

A Diachronic Onomasiological Approach to Early Bantu Oil Palm Vocabulary*
Despite its ancient and long-lasting importance to sub-Saharan African economies, there has been no systematic attempt to reconstruct Proto-Bantu vocabulary referring to the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). Scholars have identified four common noun...
Das K'abeena. Deskriptive Grammatik Einer Hochlandostkuschitischen Sprache
Crass, Joachim. Das K'abeena. Deskriptive Grammatik einer Hochlandostkuschilischen Sprache. (Cushitic Language Studies, vol. 23). Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. Pp. viii, 383. 1 map, 52 tables, 1 illustration. ISBN 3-89645-480-3. Paperback. euro60.00.The...
ÉLéments De Description Du Langi, Langue Bantu F33 De Tanzanie: Phonologie - Grammaire - Lexique
Dunham, Margaret. Éléments de Description du Langi, Langue Bantu F33 de Tanzanie: Phonologie - Grammaire - Lexique. (Langues et Littératures de l'Afrique Noire 13, SELAF n^sup o^ 413). Leuven/Paris/Dudley, MA: Éditions Peeters. 2005. Pp. vi, 335. ISBN...
Four Wordlists of Extinct Cape Khoekhoe from the 18th Century*
The Khoekhoe language, a member of the Khoisan family, was widely spoken by Southern Africa pastoralists and hunters-gatherers a few centuries ago. Apart from varieties still spoken in the 20th century (such as Nama in Namibia), very little is known...
Information Structuring in Akan Question-Word Fronting and Focus Constructions*
Wh-question fronting and focus constructions in Akan have three structural characteristics in common: constituent fronting, introduction of a clitic morpheme after the fronted constituent, and pronoun resumption in a canonical clause position. In comparing...
The Noun Morphology of Western Nilotic
Storch, Anne. The Noun Morphology of Western Nilotic. (Nilo-Saharan Linguistic Analyses and Documentation, vol. 21). Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. 2005. Pp. 448; 1 colored map, 3 b/w maps, numerous tables and charts. ISBN 3-89645-139-1. Paperback. euro64.00.Comparative...
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