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John M. Stewart passed away on 22nd May 2006. John Stewart was born on 6th February 1926 in Lossiemouth in Scotland. He was proud of his Scottish identity and the last (and unfinished) article that he worked on was a new explanation of the historical developments in the vowels of Scots using his...
This paper explores the phonological status of the labial flap in Mambay, a language belonging to the Adamawa division of Niger-Congo. Until recently, little discussion of the speech sound known as the labial flap has been found in the literature. However, in a series of recent articles, Olson...
Studies have shown that passivization in Bantu languages is effected by means of a derivational suffix attached to the verb. This passivization pattern is residual and no longer productive in Lunda in that only a very small set of verbs allows the passive morphological suffix. It has been...
The paper examines the information structure of Amharic sentences with regard to topicalization. The morphemes -mma , -ss , and -mm in Amharic have been ascribed a function as topic markers (cf. Blejer 1986, Gasser 1983, Hetzron 1973, Kapeliuk 1978, Leslau 1995, etc.). From a synchronic point of...
Herrmann Jungraithmayr, Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig and Anne Storch: Lehrbuch der Hausa-Sprache . Afrikawissenschaftliche Lehrbücher Series, Vol. 13. 2004. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. Total 335 pp. + CD. 54,80 EUR. (Mahamane L. Abdoulaye) Andrew Haruna: A Grammatical Outline of Gùrdùη...
This article describes ideophones in Leggbo, a Cross River language of Nigeria. It focuses on two processes – fortition and reduplication – in the language and their special relation to ideophones. Fortition involves consonant gemination and lengthening and is used for intensification....
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