LINGUIST List 29.4603

Mon Nov 19 2018

Books: East Benue-Congo: Watters (ed.)

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Date: 13-Nov-2018
From: Sebastian Nordhoff <>
Subject: East Benue-Congo: Watters (ed.)
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Title: East Benue-Congo
Subtitle: Nouns, pronouns, and verbs
Series Title: Niger-Congo Comparative Studies
Published: 2018
Publisher: Language Science Press

Book URL:

Editor: John R. Watters
Electronic: ISBN: 9783961101009 Pages: 266 Price: Europe EURO 0 Comment: Open Access

This volume is the first in what hopefully will be a growing set of edited volumes and monographs concerning Niger-Congo comparative studies. This first volume addresses matters that are relevant to the entire East Benue-Congo family as well as the particular branches Kainji, Plateau, and Bantoid. In the case of Bantoid, the particular focus is on Grassfields and the Grassfields-Bantu borderland, though other Bantoid subgroups are referenced. The potential topics for comparative studies among these languages are numerous, but this volume is dedicated to presentations on nominal affixes, third person pronouns, and verbal extensions. A forthcoming volume will provide some results of reconstructions and lexicostatistics in Cross River, exploratory reconstructions in Southern Jukunoid, and reconstructions in Ekoid-Mbe and Mambiloid.

Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification
                            Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Benue-Congo

Written In: English (eng)

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