Topics in Chadic Linguistics VI has appeared

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 early beginnings of Chadic Newsletter

As we already announced, this year, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Chadic Newsletter. In 1970, Herrmann Jungraithmayr sent out the first issue of this newsletter, which continued to be produced and distributed in printed form until 1998. Uwe Seibert, one of the present editors of Chadic Newsletter Online, asked Herrmann Jungraithmayr a few questions … Continue reading “The early beginnings of Chadic Newsletter”

New function: subscribe to new links

I have added a new function which you may or may not have noticed: On the right, under the heading "Getting updates", you can now choose to be notified of new links added to our growing collection of Chadic links, in two ways: by email by feed reader Also, the address where these links are … Continue reading “New function: subscribe to new links”

4th BICCL: Conference report

The Fourth Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages BICCL has just taken place from 30th – 31st October 2007, at the University of Bayreuth. Here is a report on this event from a participant’s (my own) perspective.

4th BICCL: Programme

3rd CIRCULAR Fourth Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages 30th – 31st October 2007, at the University of Bayreuth, Germany Programme Monday, 29th October: Arrival of the participants from 19:00: informal meeting in “Schinner Braustuben”, Richard-Wagner-Str. 38 Tuesday, 30th October Iwalewa House, Münzgasse 9 9:00 – 9:15 Welcome address 9:15 – 9:55 Wolff, Ekkehard … Continue reading “4th BICCL: Programme”

4th BICCL: Participants and Papers

The 4th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages will take place 30th-31st October 2007, at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Here is a list of participants and their respective papers: Ahmad, Mustapha: “Hausa in the digital age: Challenges and opportunities” Allison, Sean: “Lexical tone in Makary Kotoko“ Andreas, Heike (& Leger, Zoch): “The Nyam … Continue reading “4th BICCL: Participants and Papers”

Review of: Búun Saba

Búun Saba. Proverbs, Sayings and Maxims in Eastern Tangale (Northern Nigeria) by Herrmann Jungraithmayr. Illustrated by Ishaku H. Osman, In collaboration with Stephen Njeno Yoblis, Njeno Andirya Galadima. (Westafrikanische Studien, Vol. 31). Cologne: Köppe-Verlag. 2006. XXII + 131 pages, 5 b/w photographs, 64 drawings, Index Tangale-English, English-Tangale, Euro 24,80. ISBN 978-3-89645-467-6. Reviewed by: Uwe Seibert … Continue reading “Review of: Búun Saba”

Documents available for download at IRD

A number of previously published documents on Chadic languages (mostly in French) can be downloaded from the website of the French Institut de recherche pour le developpement (IRD, formerly: ORSTOM). I did a simple query on “tchadique” and was given 98 hits, including the following: Seignobos Christian, Tourneux H. Le Nord-Cameroun à travers ses mots … Continue reading “Documents available for download at IRD”


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