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Ingham of Arabia

A Collection of Articles Presented as a Tribute to the Career of Bruce Ingham


Edited by Clive Holes and Rudolf de Jong

Ingham of Arabia is a collection of twelve articles on modern Arabic dialectology contributed by an international collection of colleagues and pupils of Professor Ingham of the London School of Oriental and African Languages on the occasion of his retirement. Half the articles are concerned with Arabic dialects from the areas Prof Ingham spent his academic life researching, principally Arabia and the neighbouring areas: Oman, Jordan, Sinai, the Negev, southern Turkey, Syria. Other articles are concerned with general topics in Arabic dialectology. The book contains a complete bibliography of Professor Ingham's publications.

Miriam Weidl

empirical topics surrounding multimodality and multilingualism from a novel and innovative point of view. The anthology’s structure consists of an introduction, and two themed parts presenting a total of thirteen papers. In the short introduction, the editors outline the central concepts of the issue. After

Francesca R. Moro

. In doing so, this study is an answer to a call by Ross (2013: 37) for more synchronically informed variationist studies “if we are to understand how contact-induced change takes place in small scale societies”. Furthermore, the study of agreement prefixes presented in this paper gives an insight into

Afifa Eve Kheir

specific definition for codeswitching in one of the models that she presented, namely the Matrix Language Frame Model, defining codeswitching as “the selection by bilinguals or multilinguals of forms from an embedded variety (or varieties) in utterances of a matrix variety during the same conversation


Anvita Abbi

Winner of the 2015 Kenneth L. Hale Award!
A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language is the first-ever detailed and exhaustive account of Great Andamanese, a moribund language spoken on the Andamanese Islands belonging to India in the Bay of Bengal. This important documentation covers all major areas of the grammar of Great Andamanese and gives us a first detailed look at this unique language, which is on the verge of extinction. Of particular interest here is the discussion of the body division class markers which play an important role throughout much of the grammar and which are documented in this volume for the first time. The volume will be of interest for general linguists from the fields of linguistic typology and areal linguistics as well as those interested in South Asian languages in general.

Isabel Deibel

regarded to be grammatical, they should not occur in Media Lengua. Thus, mixed languages such as Media Lengua, even though they remain to the present day largely understudied, may be particularly suitable to refine linguistic theories due to their extraordinary linguistic profile (see also Lipski, 2016

Matthias Urban

the presence of just two shallow but widespread language families with intimately linked histories, Quechuan and Aymaran. The main aim of this article is to demonstrate that the Central Andes as just defined were probably originally more typologically diverse than the present-day dominance of Quechuan

Volume-editor Anne Aarssen, René Genis and Eline van der Veken

. – (Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today ; 146) | Papers presented during the Workshop on the Linguistic Cycle at Arizona State University in April 2008. 9 Diversity in African languages : selected papers from the 46th annual conference on African Linguistics / Ed. by Doris L. Payne ; Sara Pacchiarotti


Josiah Walters

In A Grammar of Dazaga, Josiah Walters provides the first detailed description and analysis of Dazaga (a Saharan language) in the past half-century. Based on a review of previous work on Dazaga, and with his own more recent data, the author describes the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Dazaga. He provides a new analysis of the categorization of verbs in to classes, demonstrating the prominence of light verb constructions in Dazaga. His analysis of the syntax brings to light several striking features of Dazaga, including optional ergative case marking, mixed alignment of objects, a variety of causative constructions, and verb serialization. Throughout the work, the author relates his findings to work on related languages and to recent typological studies.

Agnieszka Brylak

the fall of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital. However, just like all alphabetic texts in Nahuatl, independently from the region in which they were produced, the Guatemalan petitions are not free from the linguistic influence of Spanish. In the present study I will focus precisely on these contact