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New publications in Central Chadic

Posted by useibert on Friday, July 29, 2016

Two important publications in Central Chadic have appeared at Rüdiger Köppe Verlag:

Follow the above links to find out more about these publications.

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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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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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New publication on Mubi

Posted by useibert on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mubi

Book Cover: Reimer

A new volume (in French) on Mubi has been published at Reimer Verlag:

Herrmann Jungraithmayr. La langue mubi (République du Tchad). Précis de Grammaire – Textes – Lexique (Sprache und Oralität in Afrika, Volume 27).  226 p. + 1 Ill.; 17 × 24 cm, ISBN 978-3-496-02852-9, Price: 69,00 € [D] | 88,80 SFR [CH]

The book comprises a  sketch of the grammar (80 pages), a text collection (50 pages) and a lexicon (60 pages).

The following short description can be found at the website of Reimer Verlag:

“Le mubi (moubi) ou Monjul est une langue tchadique parlée par environ 35000 locuteurs dans l’est de la République Tchad. Il s’agit d’un membre particulièrement innovateur de la famille tchadique et qui représente la branche tchadique la plus éloignée du sud-ouest du phylum hamito-sémitique. Parmi ses traits caractéristiques, il y a l’apophonie allant dans le lexique et la morphologie, surtout dans la formation du système aspectuel binaire. En ce qui concerne le lexique, l’influence de l’arabe est forte. Ceci n’est pas surprenant dans le sens où l’islam et les dialectes arabes jouent un grand rôle dans la société mubi. Cependant, cette expansion de l’arabe pourrait mettre en danger les langues locales.”

A table of contents can also be downloaded at the website of Reimer Verlag.

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Sketch grammars for dictionaries: SIL workshop in Cameroon

Posted by useibert on Thursday, August 20, 2009

(via SIL) Linguists representing 16 African languages are attending a workshop this month conducted by SIL Cameroon in Yaoundé to produce sketch grammars suitable to introduce bilingual or trilingual dictionaries. The UK Kay Williamson Educational Fund (KWEF) will eventually publish several of the dictionaries in which these sketch grammars appear. (continue reading at SIL website)

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