Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics, Cologne, 17-21 August 2009

9783896451996: Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics, Cologne, 17-21 August 2009

CONTENTS: Brenzinger: WOCAL - World Congress of African Linguistics. Alexander: African languages for Africa's development. Atindogbé: The challenges of documentary linguistics in the field of "Afrikanistik". Lutalo-Kiingi: The importance of Deaf involvement in African Sign Language research. Petter: African languages in Latin America. Bennett: Language and poverty in Africa - Do language policies help or hinder poverty reduction? Childs: How to pretend you speak a dying language when you don't really know how to speak it - Methodological worries in documenting dying languages. Frajzyngier: Coding relations between the verb and noun phrases in Afroasiatic - A sketch of typological explanations. Mufwene: What Africa can contribute to understanding language vitality, endangerment, and loss. Mugaddam: Aspects of youth language in Khartoum. Wolff: Sociolinguistics in the African context: History - challenges - prospects. Anyanwu: On the strategic partnership of verbs - Serial verbs in Niger-Congo languages. Bostoen/Sands: Clicks in south-western Bantu languages - Contact-induced vs. language internal lexical change. Cobbinah/Lüpke: Not cut to fit - zero coded passives in African languages. Connell/Bennett/Essien/Obikudo/Akin/Ndimele: Defaka and Ịjọ - A reassessment of the Ijoid relationship. Kröger: Typology put to practical use - A participatory approach to initial grammar research. Norton: Non-concatenative morphology in Dinka and Arabic - Augmentation and replacement. Schröder: Incorporated subject pronouns in word order typology. Amargira: The function of tone in the Tennet language. Batibo: Can tone shift be regarded as tone depression in Shisukuma? Cissé/Vallée: Fulfulde and Bambara syllables in typological and universal perspectives - Interactions between tautosyllabic segments and the effects of consonants. Duke/Martin: Introducing Kwasio pharyngealized vowels.

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