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More bibliographic references

Posted by useibert on Saturday, April 5, 2014

In the past, the printed version of Chadic Newsletter (which was discontinued in 1998) contained a section “New publications”. This section contained references to all the books and articles related to Chadic languages the editor was aware of.  In the present form of Chadic Newsletter Online, where news is spread in form of blog posts, this information could be spread much faster. The problem is: We are not always aware of everything that is published in our field. That is why we need your help!

Please don’t hesitate to send us details about your research, conference papers, publications, word lists, recordings, reviews, websites or anything else on Chadic you find interesting and want to share. On our contact page you can find more details about how to reach us.

More bibliographic references related to Chadic languages can be found in the collections of the Mega-Chad Association and also in Paul Newman’s Online Bibliography of Chadic and Hausa Linguistics.

 

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New publication on Ngas

Posted by useibert on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ngas

Book cover: Reimer

A new publication (in English) on Ngas has just appeared at Reimer Verlag: Herrmann Jungraithmayr und Miroslava Holubová: The Ngas Language (Shik Ngas). Fundamentals of Grammar • Texts • Dictionary (Sprache und Oralität in Afrika, Vol. 28), 280 pp., 30 col. ill. and 1 b+w ill., 17 x 24 cm, hard cover, ISBN 978-3-496-01555-0, Price: 79,00 €.

The book presents a detailed outline of the grammar and a Ngas-English dictionary of some 2.000 lexical entries.

More info on the book can be found on the publisher’s website.

 

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Publications by Herrmann Jungraithmayr

Posted by useibert on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Our dear colleague, Prof. em. Dr. Herrmann Jungraithmayr, born May 7th, 1931, has just turned 85. On this occasion, I have compiled a list of his publications (excluding book reviews written by him) which I embed here:

I am sure there will be mistakes or omissions, so I will be grateful to receive your corrections.

If you prefer to download and print the list, I have prepared it in three different formats:

 

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Paul Newman’s Online Bibliography of Chadic and Hausa Linguistics (3rd edition)

Posted by useibert on Thursday, January 21, 2016

Paul Newman‘s Comprehensive Bibliography of Chadic and Hausa Linguistics, 3rd edition (Bloomington: IU ScholarWorks, 2015) is now posted online and available for use. This open access work can be found at <http://hdl.handle.net/2022/20576>.

This work is a corrected and greatly expanded version of the bibliography that was published initially in 2012 and then again in 2013. A significant improvement in the current edition is the addition of an index of authors of book reviews (reviews still being included together with the books being reviewed).

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BICCL 2016 – Programme

Posted by useibert on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The “Permanent  Committee  of  the  International  Colloquium  on  the  Chadic  Languages” has just sent out the programme of the Eight Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (8th BICCL) to be held at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, on 4th and 5th February 2016.

Download: Programme

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2nd Symposium on West African Languages: Announcement and Call for Papers

Posted by useibert on Friday, December 4, 2015

The Department of African Studies/University of Vienna is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2nd Symposium on West African Languages. The conference will take place from 27 till 29 October, 2016 in Vienna. Papers on West African languages from all sub-disciplines of linguistics are welcome.

For more details see the attachment: SyWAL2016 Announcement and Call for papers

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BICCL – 2nd cicular

Posted by useibert on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The “Permanent  Committee  of  the  International  Colloquium  on  the  Chadic  Languages” has just sent out the 2nd circular to the Eight Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (8th BICCL) to be held at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, on 4th, 5th and 6th February 2016, from Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon.

In this circular you find information on how to reach Bayreuth and where to stay, as well as the names of the participants and the tentative titles of their papers.

You will find a detailed programme of the 8th BICCL in a third circular which will be sent by mid-January 2016.

Download: 8th BICCL_2nd circular

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Neil Skinner (1921–2015)

Posted by useibert on Friday, March 20, 2015

A. Neil Skinner, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, passed away on March 7, 2015 at the age of 93. Neil was a prolific contributor to Hausa language and literature, a dedicated and generous teacher, and a good friend to many of us. A biographical sketch can be found at  http://african.wisc.edu/content/remembering-professor-emeritus-neil-skinner.

Our colleague Paul Newman has prepared a list of Neil Skinner’s publications which he allowed us to post here.

Download Skinner Publication List (PDF)

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BICCL 8 – Call for Papers

Posted by useibert on Monday, February 16, 2015

The “Permanent  Committee  of  the  International  Colloquium  on  the  Chadic  Languages” is pleased to invite you to the 8th BICCL to be held at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, on 4th, 5th and 6th February 2016, from Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon.

Please register by e-mail to:
Dymitr.Ibriszimow@uni-bayreuth.de
with a copy to Remi.Tchokothe@uni-bayreuth.de
Subject: 8th BICCL

Registrations should contain:
NAME
PLACE and/or PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
E-MAIL ADDRESS
TITLE OF PAPER

Deadline for registration: 31st March 2015.

Further details will be found in a second circular.

Feel free to share this information with interested colleagues and students.

The “Permanent Committee of the International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages” is presently represented by D. Ibriszimow (Lehrstuhl Afrikanistik II, University of Bayreuth), H. Tourneux (LLACAN – CNRS / INALCO – Villejuif / Paris and IRD Maroua, Cameroun), and E. Wolff (Institut für Afrikanistik, University of Leipzig).

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New Publication: The Phonology of Proto-Central Chadic

Posted by useibert on Friday, December 19, 2014

Richard Gravina‘s PhD thesis on The Phonology of Proto-Central Chadic has recently been published by LOT. It is available online at https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/30139.

The summary found there says:

The Central Chadic languages are a diverse and fascinating collection of languages, spoken in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad. The phonologies of these languages have intrigued linguists since they were first studied, due to their minimal sets of phonemic vowels (sometimes only one), complex systems of vowel harmony, and extensive use of palatalized and labialized consonants. Analysis of these languages led to the proposal of phonemic units referred to as ‘prosodies’, which act on both vowels and consonants, allowing Central Chadic phonologies to be described in a neat and succinct way. This study looks at the diverse phonological systems found within Central Chadic, and reconstructs the phonological system of their ancestor language. This system is itself simple and succinct, and includes one phonemic prosody and just three phonemic vowels. The study describes the phonological processes that led from this system to the many phonological systems that are in use today, shedding light both on the history of the languages, and on issues in the analysis of these languages.

Alongside the publication, there is a website giving 250 reconstructions within Central Chadic with full data. This can be found at http://centralchadic.webonary.org/.

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Grammatical Description of Buwal

Posted by useibert on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A PhD dissertation (700+  pages) on Buwal (Central Chadic) completed by Melanie Viljeon is available online at the SIL Cameroon website: A GRAMMATICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE BUWAL LANGUAGE (PDF, 9,1 MB)

More on Buwal on the SIL Cameroon website

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