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Title: Aspects of Reduplication in Languages of Cameroon and Senegal
Edited By: Pius Ngwa Tamanji
Gabriel Mba
URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language Typology 23
Description:

The present volume contains a study of reduplication in a variety of African
languages and from different analytical perspectives. In all, the volume brings
together thirteen papers with data from 15 languages in Cameroon and 1 in
Senegal. While some of the papers give new impetus to issues of
reduplication, others reflect the broad perspective of studies on reduplication
as practised today.

Six papers on Isu, Medumba, Bafut, Nweh and Bantu zone A languages
analyse a variety of reduplication phenomena using fairly recent theoretical
models including MDT, generative grammar and discourse analysis. Major
issues covered include the widespread palatal infix in Grassfields Bantu, a
nasal infix in lexical reduplication, sources and patterns of association of
reduplication tones, reduplication as a syntactic phenomenon and the role of
reduplication in discourse.

Seven other papers on Bambele, Ghomala’, Fe’fe’, Limbum, Saafi Saafi,
Mengisa and Kenyang present an interesting array of data on reduplication
and, in addition, reflect a broad perspective of studies on reduplication. The
diversity of approaches adopted makes interesting reading and represent, as
such, a first step that may ultimately lead to a more thorough understanding
of reduplication in African languages.

Table of contents

Introduction

High vowel reduplication and infix genesis in Isu (West Ring)
Roland Kießling

Sources of tones and patterns of their assignment to reduplicated forms in
Bafut
Ayu’nwi N. Neba

Morphological and Phonologically-induced Insertion in Word Reduplication
and Syntactic Repetition in Grassfields Bantu
Constantine Kouankem

Reduplication, word categories and sentence structure in Bafut
Pius N. Tamanji

Productive and Non-productive reduplication patterns in Bantu Zone A
(Northwest) languages
Gratien G. Atindogbé and Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka

Nweh Reduplication Patterns
Justina Atemajong Njika

Reduplication in Saafi-Saafi
Hillebrand Dijkstra

Modes and mechanisms of reduplication in Limbum
Gratiana Ndamsah

A morpho-syntactic account of reduplication in Béèmbéléè
Gabriel Delmon Djomeni

Notes on reduplication in Kenyang
Gabriel Mba

La Réduplication en ghómaàlaà’
Gabriel Mba

La reduplication en fe’efe’e
E. Sadembouo

Processus phonologiques et semantique de la reduplication en Beti-Fang : Le
cas de la variante mengisa
Julia Ndibnu Messina Ethe

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
Syntax
African linguistics
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862883059
Pages: 201
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