Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of African Linguistics, Buea, 17-21 August 2012: Volume Two by Gratien G. AtindogbéProceedings of the 7th World Congress of African Linguistics, Buea, 17-21 August 2012: Volume Two by Gratien G. Atindogbé

Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of African Linguistics, Buea, 17-21 August 2012: Volume Two

EditorGratien G. Atindogbé, Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka

Paperback | December 19, 2016

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This book is a composite of 40 purely scientific and peer-reviewed papers presented during the Seventh World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL7) at the University of Buea, Cameroon, in 2012. The different chapters of the volume fall within the scope of African languages in relation to linguistics and other related disciplines, where a varied range of theoretical examinations, investigations and/or discussions as well as pure description of aspects of language are offered. For the purpose of clarity and easy accessibility of the content, the chapters are further subcategorized into nine sections, which include: Borrowing, Discourse Analysis, Historical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, Language Documentation, Language in Education, Morpho-syntax, Phonetics and Phonology, and Sociolinguistics.

Gratien G. Atindogbé is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Buea, Cameroon. His research interests cover descriptive linguistics, documentation of endangered languages, tonology, intercultural communication, and Cameroon Sign Language (CSL).Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka is an Associate Professor in Linguistics currently lect...
Title:Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of African Linguistics, Buea, 17-21 August 2012: Volume TwoFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:542 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.09 inShipping dimensions:9.21 × 6.14 × 1.09 inPublished:December 19, 2016Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9956764507

ISBN - 13:9789956764501


Table of Contents

1. Language planning and policy implementation in Africa: whose job, and how to go about it? 2. ??La néologie d'emprunt a-t-elle un impact sur le système phonologique et morphologique du ?aka?3. African proverbs and development 4. Proverbs as evidence of social inequality in Igbo 5. Elements of information highlighting in Aja (Kwa) texts 6. Reduction of noun classes and the emergence of semantic classification in Bafanji (grassfields, Cameroon) 7. Torona: a disappearing Talodi language of Sudan 8. Request, complaint or request-complaint? - Speech acts which include the expression of disapproval in two communication cultures of the Cameroonian Grassfields 9. The language of symbols and African communication: the case of Ngemba 10. Termes d'adresse et langues camerounaises dans les marchés de Yaoundé11. Total immersion as community-geared approach for an efficient revitalization of endangered languages 12. When the "wrong" language is being documented: language documentation and language dynamics among the Bakola of Cameroon 13. One language or two? Bom and Kim, two highly endangered South Atlantic "languages"14. Multiple dialects standardisation in Cameroon: Promoting linguistic rights or language endangerment? 15. Research on sign languages and deaf/sign communities in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges of diversity, documentation, revitalization, language planning, and capacity building 16. Que faire à l'école avec les langues africaines ? Henry Tourneux & Hadidja Konaï Henry Tourneux & Hadidja Konaï17. Silt'e as a medium of instruction18. Langues et insertion des communautés ethnolinguistiques minoritaires dans les institutions publiques camerounaises19. Les défis inhérents à l'intellectualisation des langues africaines: le cas d'une langue Camerounaise, le Yambetta 20. Moroccans' attitudes towards the use of mother tongues as languages of instruction 21. Ergativity and anti-passive in Majang - another look 22. Swahili ma-/-am- and M?`?ré -m: A unified account Sû-tôôg-nooma Kabore & Odile Racine23. Formes nominales en polrì 24. Grammaire du ???bot: temps, aspect, mode Beban Sammy Chumbow & Yaphete Madjirade25.Grammaticalized verbal and nominal forms in Kanuri/Kanembu26. Koorete conditional constructions27. Le système des classes nominales en senar (une langue senufo du Burkina Faso): analyse et esquisse comparative avec le proto-senufo 28. Negation in Buwal: order, form and meaning 29. Focusing in Ngamambo: minimalist approach 30. Pronouns and case marking in Katcha 31. Question reinforcer and question formation in Bakókó32 The noun class system in Mmen? A center Ring Grassfields Bantu language33. Pied-piping, remnant movement and clause structure in Muyang 34. The Morpheme gäna in Amharic35. Negation in Yukuben (Jukunoid, Benue-Congo) 36. Issues in the analysis of verbs serialization in Meta? 37. Modal-aspect complexes in Yoruba, a tenseless language?38. The sentence final particles wé and tã? in Ikwere 39. The status of nasal consonants in Gbe languages: the case of Saxw?gbe 40. Tone in Western Ejagham (Etung): lexical tone on verbs with the perfective constituent focus suffix41. Emotion concepts in Igala language (Nigeria): A view from NSM theory42. "Scripticide" or the killing of Hausa-Ajami writing system in Northern Nigeria and its aftermath