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  • Quotative Indexes in African Languagesby Tom Güldemann

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    The book represents the results of a synchronic and diachronic cross-African survey of quotative indexes. 39 African languages were selected to represent the genealogical and geographical diversity of the continent. It is the first typological investigation of direct reported discourse of this magnitude in a large group of languages. The bookwill be... more...

  • Coding Participant Markingby Gerrit J. Dimmendaal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    Whereas Africa as a typological area is often associated with extensive verb morphology and verb serialization, this collection of studies shows that there is tremendous typological diversity at the clausal level. Verb serialization in the Khoisan area contrasts with extensive case-marking in languages of northeastern Africa, which also use converbs... more...

  • The Expression of Information Structureby Ines Fiedler; Anne Schwarz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    This book analyzes the different patterns found across subsaharan Africa to express information structure. Based on languages from all four African language phyla, it documents the great diversity of linguistic means used to encode information-structural phenomena and is therefore highly relevant for some of the most pertinent questions in modern linguistic... more...

  • An Introduction to African Languagesby G. Tucker Childs

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 188.00

    This book introduces beginning students and non-specialists to the diversity and richness of African languages. In addition to providing a solid background to the study of African languages, the book presents linguistic phenomena not found in European languages. A goal of this book is to stimulate interest in African languages and address the question:... more...

  • Studies in African Linguistic Typologyby F. K. Erhard Voeltz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 218.00

    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... more...

  • Topics in African Linguisticsby Salikoko S. Mufwene; Lioba Moshi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 180.00

    The 16 papers in this volume are revised versions of papers presented at the conference; they represent the state of the art in various subfields of African linguistics into which the book is organized: (1) morphosyntax, (2) semantics, (3) phonology, and (4) language contact. The last part covers topics such as code-switching and mixing, pidginization/creolization,... more...

  • A Linguistic Geography of Africaby Bernd Heine; Derek Nurse

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 39.00

    An edited 2007 collection of essays discussing the linguistic relationships between African languages. more...

  • African Linguisticsby Didier L. Goyvaerts

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 234.00

    This volume presents papers on issues in African linguistics, covering a variety of African languages and ranging from phonology to lexicology. more...

  • The Expression of Information Structureby Manfred Krifka; Renate Musan

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    The book reports on the present state of the theoretical presentation, empirical investigation, psycholinguistic aspects and acquisition of information structure, and computation. It also provides descriptions of the information structural encoding strategies of individual languages of different types. The book can be used as a textbook appropriate... more...

  • The Syntax of Topic, Focus, and Contrastby Ad Neeleman; Reiko Vermeulen

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    This book addresses how core notions of information structure (topic, focus and contrast) are expressed in syntax.The authorspropose that the syntactic effects of information structure come about as a result of mapping rules flexible enough to allow topics and foci to be expressed in a variety of positions, but strict enough to capture certain cross-linguistic... more...