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The verb and related areal features in West Africa

Petr Zima

The verb and related areal features in West Africa

continuity and discontinuity within and across Sprachbund frontiers

by Petr Zima

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Published by Lincom Europa in München .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sprachgeographie,
  • Languages in contact,
  • Languages,
  • Verb,
  • Congresses,
  • Linguistic geography,
  • Klassifikation,
  • African languages,
  • Areal linguistics

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPetr Zima (ed.) ; in co-operation with Norbert Cyffer ... [et al.].
    SeriesLINCOM studies in African linguistics -- 77, LINCOM studies in African linguistics -- 77.
    ContributionsPražský linguistický kroužek
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP130.52.A358 V47 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination381 p. :
    Number of Pages381
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25023606M
    ISBN 10392907589X
    ISBN 109783929075892
    LC Control Number2010359179
    OCLC/WorldCa492093148

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"The verb and related areal features in West Africa" published on 01 Jan by : Zygmunt Frajzyngier. The verb and related areal features in West Africa: continuity and discontinuity within and across Sprachbund frontiers. The verb and related areal features in West Africa The verb and related areal features in West Africa Frajzyngier, Zygmunt Book Reviews / Journal of Language Contact 4 () – Petr Zima (ed.) in cooperation with Norbert Cyff er, M.

Holubová, Herrmann Jungraithmayr, Rudolf Leger, Henning Schreiber, Anne Storch, and Ulrike Zoch. Serial verb constructions are a pervasive feature of isolating languages of Asia and West Africa, and. are also found in the languages of the Pacific, South, Central and North America, most of them endangered.

Serial verbs /5(5). Chapter Relationship between the Order of Object and Verb and the Order of Adposition and Noun Phrase One of the central activities in linguistic typology is the investigation of relationship between different typological features.

Maps an area in West Africa including Benin, Togo, Ghana, and eastern Côte d’Ivoire; (ii) an area in. The contributions span topics in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics and reflect the typological and genetic diversity of languages in Africa.

Four papers in the volume examine Areal Features and Linguistic Reconstruction in Africa, and were presented at a special workshop on this topic held alongside the general session of ACAL.

Serial verb constructions are a pervasive feature of isolating languages of Asia and West Africa, and are also found in the languages of the Pacific, South, Central and North America, most of them endangered. Serial verbs have been a subject of interest among linguists for some time.

The term West African Pidgin English refers to a continuum of English-based pidgins and creoles spoken along the west coast of Africa, particularly in Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Also known as Guinea Coast Creole : Richard Nordquist.

Serial verbs are constructions attested in several language families, including Benue-Kwa languages (West Africa) and Creole languages spoken on both sides of the Atlantic. Start studying Imperialism. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

This book addresses the central question of how to rebuild West Africa’s food potential in light of the heightened concern over food security in the region, especially in the aftermath of the food crisis of The book has a regional focus, namely the ECOWAS region (15 West African countries)File Size: 7MB.

Auxiliary verb constructions-constructions with two or more elements of verbal origin, one of which expresses functional semantic categories-are widespread among the languages of Africa.

Serial verb constructions are a pervasive feature of isolating languages of Asia and West Africa, and are also found in the languages of the Pacific, South, Central and North America, most of them endangered.

Serial verbs have been a subject of interest among linguists for some : Paperback. Africa, the second-largest continent, is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic is divided in half almost equally by the Equator.

Africas physical geography, environment and resources, and human geography can be considered separately. Africa has eight major physical regions: the Sahara, the Sahel, the Ethiopian Highlands, the savanna, the. The region of West Africa includes the southern portion of the bulge of the continent, which extends westward to the Atlantic Ocean.

This region is bisected by the African Transition Zone, which borders the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. The main physical features include the Sahara Desert and the Niger River. The Cameroon Highlands are. West African Pidgin English also known as Guinea Coast Creole English is a West African creole language lexified by pidgin English and local African languages.

It originated as a language of commerce between British and African slave traders during the period of the Atlantic slave ofabout 75 million people in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea use the language.

is a free e-learning website dedicated to helping you to read, write and speak the Akan language, spoken in most parts of Ghana in West d in June by Stephen Awiba, the website features a wide range of useful lessons touching on different aspects of the language.

Geography: Africa Theme Unit: Africa Map Africa Outline Map. Leveled Books Africa Books Meerkats (Grades ) Warthogs (Grades ) The Animals of Madagascar (Grades ) Zebras (Grades ) The Nile Crocodile (Grade 6) Africa Mixed Review (multiple choice with writing questions).

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Serial verb constructions are a pervasive feature of isolating languages of Asia and West Africa, and are also found in the languages of the Pacific, South, Central and North America, most of them endangered.

Serial verbs have been a subject of interest among linguists for some cturer: Oxford University Press. König ). On the African continent, verb-final languages are common in particular in north-eastern Africa, as well as in the Sahel region west of this area; languages in this area, belonging to Afroasiatic as well Nilo-Saharan, indeed all appear to have converbs (see Map 1).

A verb-finalFile Size: 2MB. This introductory book covers West Africa's history, social organization, and contemporary setting. It analyzes the many present-day problems facing West Africans such as the lack of development, dependency on economic relations with wealthy countries, poor governance, interference by the military in civilian affairs, corruption, and the lack of functioning democratic governments.

In linguistics, areal features are elements shared by languages or dialects in a geographic area, particularly when such features are not descended from a proto-language, or, common ancestor language.

That is, an areal feature is contrasted to genealogically determined similarity within the same language family. Features may also diffuse from one dominant language to neighbouring languages. LANGUAGES West Africa Language Families Few regions of the world boast as diverse and dense a collection of language families as West Africa.

It is home to the three major language families on the African continent: Niger-Congo, Afro-Asiatic and Nilo-Saharan. Except. The Nilo-Saharan languages are presumed to be descended from a common ancestral language and, therefore, to be genetically related.

The family covers major areas east and north of Lake Victoria in East Africa and extends westward as far as the Niger valley in Mali, West Africa. Related topics: Nature, Geography, Meteorology west west 2, West S3 W3 adjective [only before noun] (written abbreviation W) 1 DN SG in the west or facing the west the west door of the church farmers in West Africa 2 HEM a west wind comes from the west Examples from the Corpus west • We drove down the west coast of the U.S.

Related topics. Serial verb constructions are a pervasive feature of isolating languages of Asia and West Africa, and are also found in the languages of the Pacific, South, Central and North America, most of them : Alexandra Y.

Aikhenvald. Drawing on a wide range of examples, the book explores sign languages both old and young, from British, Italian, Asian and American to Israeli, Al-Sayyid Bedouin, African and Nicaraguan. Written in a clear, readable style, it is the essential reference for students and scholars working in sign language studies and deaf s: 1.

Start studying Social Studies Chapter 6 section 4. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Basing himself largely on areal and typological arguments, Güldemann () claims that neither Proto-Niger-Congo nor Proto-Bantu had more than a “moderate” system of derivational verb suffixes (“extensions”), and that both proto languages lacked inflectional verb prefixes.

Hausa language, the most important indigenous lingua franca in West and Central Africa, spoken as a first or second language by about 40–50 million people. It belongs to the Western branch of the Chadic language superfamily within the Afro-Asiatic language phylum.

The home territories of the Hausa. The languages of Africa are divided into several major language families. Niger–Congo or perhaps Atlantic–Congo languages (Bantu and non-Bantu, the inclusion of Mande and a few other groups is disputed) are spoken in West, Central, Southeast and Southern Africa.; Afroasiatic languages are spread throughout Western Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa and parts of the Sahel.

A term used in many discussions of the social and political position of African American English. The term is specifically connected with the debate, unleashed by a controversial decision by a school board in Oakland, California inabout whether African American English is so different from General American English to warrant teaching it as a separate language.

An epidemiological analysis of Ebola virus disease in West Africa was performed based on 26 cases from March to May • Compared to the peak of the outbreak, the number of new cases per day has decreased by % in Guinea and % in Sierra Leone.

• It was predicted that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa would end in June Cited by: 1. Braai [br-eye] is a widely used noun and verb for an outdoor ‘barbecue’ where meat is cooked over a fire or coals.

‘We’re having a braai tomorrow.’ ‘We braaied the meat yesterday’. A braai is a popular social event in South Africa and even has its own dedicated public holiday, known as National Braai Day, which coincides with Heritage Day celebrated annually on September Deel I. Het OCMW als bestuur. De bestuursorganen van het OCMW 1.

De raad voor maatschappelijk welzijn 2. De voorzitter 3. Het vast bureau 4. Physical Geography of West Africa The 8 million square kilometers and 17 countries covered by this atlas encompass a wide range of landscapes from alluvial valleys in Senegal and Ghana, sandy plains and low plateaus across the Sahel, and rolling hills of Togo to rugged mountains with summits reaching over 1, m in Guinea and 1, m in Niger.

This volume of new work explores the forms and functions of serial verbs. The introduction sets out the cross-linguistic parameters of variation, and the final chapter draws out a set of conclusions. These frame fourteen explorations of serial verb constructions and similar structures in Price: $ “Sorogaama”, whereas all speakers throughout the area accept “Jenaama” as the name for their language and it is also unambiguous (Blühberger, ).

Geography, Demography Jenaama is spoken in the interior Delta of the Niger River in Mali, West Africa. Its southern border is around San, roughly km northeast of the capital Bamako.

To help set the language in a wider context, some aspects of the tonology of two related languages are now described. One of these, like Yorùbá, has three surface tone heights, while the other has four. It is shown that the tonologies of these languages are also consistent with the hypothesis that 'Low Tone', in West Africa, is not [L].

Ghana is a country located in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. The country is known for being the second largest producer of cocoa in the world as well as its incredible ethnic diversity. Ghana currently has more than different ethnic groups in its population of just over 24 : Amanda Briney.History.

Nouakchott has very little history. It was a tiny fishing town until It is possible that the Berber Muslim Almoravids came from the area. The city was selected as the capital city for its mild climate and its location near the center of the country.

Mauritania was part of the larger French colony of French West that time, Saint-Louis, in Senegal was the y: Mauritania.Aspect in English is similar to tense.

Linguistics use the term "Tense-Aspect-Modality" or TAM to describe the three rules which make up so-called verb "tenses." Generally: Tense is used to say what point in time something happened.; Aspect is used to say how something happens: how often something happens, and whether it has been completed.; Modality is the truth value of how likely something.