Archaeology, Language, and the African Past is an overview of theories and methods, a fusion of African linguistics and archaeology. Roger Blench provides a comprehensive look at the history of all African language families, incorporating the latest linguistic classifications, current evidence from archaeology, genetic research, and recorded history. This original and definitive volume examines the … Continue reading “Roger Blench’s new book is out”
Roger Blench has uploaded a new paper titled “The South Bauchi languages: Nigeria’s largest group of (almost) unknown languages” on Academia.edu. The South Bauchi languages are West Chadic languages spoken around Bauchi town. Although there are some forty languages, few have been studied by linguists and even fewer have any language development. The best-known languages … Continue reading “New Paper on South Bauchi languages”
Zenodo.org is an open-access repository that allows researchers to deposit research papers, data sets, research software, reports, and any other research related digital artifacts. For each submission, a digital object identifier (DOI) is created, which makes the stored items easily citeable. Find out more about Zenodo here. Our colleague Roger Blench has uploaded a paper … Continue reading “Presenting Chadic research online on Zenodo & Academia”
Our colleague Roger Blench has uploaded a new paper (“The South Bauchi languages of Central Nigeria: a fresh view based on recent fieldwork”) on Academia.edu that presents some new findings on the South Bauchi group of West Chadic languages: The South Bauchi languages are a major subgroup of West Chadic B. They are spoken around … Continue reading “New Paper on South Bauchi Group”
Topics in Chadic Linguistics X – Papers from the 9th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Villejuif, September 7-8, 2017, edited by Henry Tourneux and Yvonne Treis, has just appeared at Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. The following papers are contained: Paul Newman: Russell G. Schuh – An overview of his Chadic scholarship Umma Aliyu Musa … Continue reading “New Publication: Topics in Chadic Linguistics X”
Topics in Chadic Linguistics VII has appeared as volume 8 of the publication series Chadic Linguistics · Linguistique Tchadique · Tschadistik at Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. The volume was edited by Henry Tourneux and contains papers from the 6th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, which took place in Villejuif in September 22-23, 2011.
Some work on the modern use of Arabic script for African languages (especially Hausa) has appeared recently: Andy Warren-Rothlin, ‘Script Choice, Politics, and Bible Agencies in West Africa’, The Bible Translator: Technical Papers 60.1, 50-66. Andy Warren-Rothlin, ‘Arabic script in modern Nigeria’, in Roger Blench and Stuart McGill (eds), Advances in Minority Language Research in … Continue reading “The modern use of Arabic script for African languages”
Report on the First West Chadic Language Workshop, held in Jos, 20-21st April, 2012 Roger Blench A workshop was held in Jos, 20-21st April, 2012, to bring together speakers of West Chadic languages, especially those concerned with either developed or potential orthographies. In practice, most of the languages represented were A3 languages. Speakers of the … Continue reading “Report on the First West Chadic Language Workshop”
Topics in Chadic Linguistics VI: Comparative and Descriptive Studies has appeared as volume 7 of the publication series Chadic Linguistics · Linguistique Tchadique · Tschadistik at Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. The volume was edited by Doris Löhr and Ari Awagana and contains papers from the 5th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (BICCL V) which took … Continue reading “Topics in Chadic Linguistics VI has appeared”
The Fifth Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (BICCL) has taken place in Leipzig from June 10 to 14, 2009. Here is a short report.