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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences | Department of Asian and African Studies | Regional Departments | African Studies | Events | Upcoming Events | 12.07. Colloquium on African linguistics: Noun classification in Tula/ Adamawa (Elstermann)

12.07. Colloquium on African linguistics: Noun classification in Tula/ Adamawa (Elstermann)

When Jul 12, 2021 from 12:15 PM to 01:45 PM (Europe/Berlin / UTC200) iCal
Where via Zoom
Contact Name Christfried Naumann (christfried.naumann (AT) hu-berlin.de)

Tula is an Adamawa language spoken in northwest of Nigeria. The language has an elaborate system of noun classification comprising classificatory suffixes as well as prefixes. However, the classification system varies slightly between the three Tula dialects Wange, Baule and Yiri. Based on unpublished data by Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer, inter alia, my master thesis aims at reconstructing the system of noun classification for Proto-Tula using Güldemann and Fiedler’s (2019) approach to gender. In this presentation, I am going to touch upon selected historical aspects, such as the emergence of classificatory prefixes and the relation between agreement and noun form affixes.

 

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