Geographical typology and linguistic areas : with special reference to Africa

edited by Osamu Hieda, Christa König, Hiroshi Nakagawa

Is Africa a linguistic area (Heine Leyew 2008)? The present volume consists of sixteen papers highlighting the linguistic geography of Africa, covering, in particular, southern Africa with its Khoisan languages. A wide range of phenomena are discussed to give an overview of the pattern of social, cultural, and linguistic interaction that characterizes Africa's linguistic geography. Most contributors to the volume discuss language contact and areal diffusion in Africa, although some demonstrate, with examples from non-African linguistic data, including Amazonian and European languages, how language contact may lead to structural convergence. Others investigate contact phenomena in social-cultural behavior. The volume makes a large contribution toward bringing generalized theory to data-oriented discussions. It is intended to stimulate further research on contact phenomena in Africa.

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  • ui Ideophones (by Nakagawa, Hirosi), p279
  • 22. Section 4
  • 23. Noun-Modifi er Order in Africa (by Dryer, Matthew S.), p287
  • 24. Index of Authors, p313
  • 25. Index of Languages, Language Families and Areas, p315
  • 26. Index of Subjects, p318
  • 27. Contributors, p321

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書名 Geographical typology and linguistic areas : with special reference to Africa
著作者等 König, Christa
中川 裕
稗田 乃
Konig Christa
Nakagawa Hirosi
Hieda Osamu
シリーズ名 Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) studies in linguistics
出版元 John Benjamins
刊行年月 c2011
ページ数 320 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9789027207692
NCID BB05583188
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ