Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of African Linguistics, Buea, 17-21 August 2012
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This book is a composite of 40 purely scientific and peer-reviewed papers presented during the Seventh World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL7) at the University of Buea, Cameroon, in 2012. The different chapters of the volume fall within the scope of African languages in relation to linguistics and other related disciplines, where a varied range of theoretical examinations, investigations and/or discussions as well as pure description of aspects of language are offered. For the purpose of clarity and easy accessibility of the content, the chapters are further subcategorized into nine sections, which include: Borrowing, Discourse Analysis, Historical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, Language Documentation, Language in Education, Morpho-syntax, Phonetics and Phonology, and Sociolinguistics.

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Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of African Linguistics, Buea, 17-21 August 2012 V O
E  Gratien G. Atindogbé & Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka
Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of African Linguistics, Buea, 17-21 August 2012 Volume One Edited by Gratien G. Atindogbé & Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka
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ISBN-10: 9956-764-38-8
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WOCAL Congresses 1994 – 2015
The following short congress profiles summarize key facts from all the WOCAL congresses.
ST 1 WORLD CONGRESS OF AFRICAN LINGUISTICS th nd Kwaluseni, Swaziland, July 18 – 22 1994 Location: University of Swaziland Theme: African Linguistics at the Crossroads Congress Chairs: Robert K. Herbert & E.C. Lwandle Kunene Keynotes: Ben O. Elugbe, Bernd Heine, Thomas Hinnebusch, G. Hérault, Mubanga Kashoki, Sam Mchombo, David Odden, Irina Toporova, Anthony Traill Presentations: 150 (200 announced); Countries of scholars: 34 (21 African countries) Proceedings: Robert K. Herbert † (ed.) 1997. African Linguistics at the Crossroads.Papers from st Kwaluseni, 1 World Congress of African Linguistics, Swaziland 18 - 22. VII. 1994. Cologne: Köppe. ISBN 978-3-89645-120-0 ND 2 WORLD CONGRESS OF AFRICAN LINGUISTICS th rd Leipzig, Germany, July 27 – August 3 1997 Location: University of Leipzig rd Theme: African Languages in the 3 Millennium Patron: Prof. Dr. Kurt Biedenkopf, Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony Congress Chair: H. Ekkehard Wolff Keynotes: Ayo Bambose, Mohamed H. Abdulaziz, Kay Williamson, Paul Newman Presentations: 180 (250 announced); Countries: 39 Proceedings: H. Ekkehard Wolff & Orin Gensler (eds.) 2000. nd Proceedings of the 2 World Congress of African Linguistics Leipzig 1997. Cologne: Köppe ISBN 978-3-89645-124-8. Special Endangered Languages organized by Matthias symposium: Brenzinger (DFG) Proceedings of Matthias Brenzinger (ed.) 1998.Endangered the symposium:Languages in Africa. Cologne: Köppe. ISBN 978-3-89645-305-1 RD 3 WORLD CONGRESS OF AFRICAN LINGUISTICS st th Lomé, Togo, Aug2000ust 21 – 26 iii
Location: Université du Bénin-Lomé, Togo Theme:no Congress themePatron: Monsieur le Ministre de l’Education Nationale et de la Recherche Congress Chair: Kézié Kyenzi Lébikaza Keynotes: Bernd Heine, Hounkpati Capo, Karsten Legère, Ayo Bambose, Herman M. Batibo Presentations: 90 (150 announced); Countries: 29 (17 African countries) Proceedings: Kézié Kyenzi Lébikaza † (ed.) 2003. Actes du 3e Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Africaine Lomé 2000. Cologne: Köppe. ISBN 978-3-89645-335-8 Special Major African Languages organized by Matthias symposium: Brenzinger (Fritz Thyssen-Foundation) TH 4 WORLD CONGRESS OF AFRICAN LINGUISTICS th nd New Brunswick, USA, June 17 – 22 2003 Location: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA Theme: The Description of African Languages in a Rapidly Changing Field Congress Chair: Akinbiyi Akinlabi Keynotes: Larry Hyman, Ben O. Elugbe, H. Ekkehard Wolff Presentations: 160 (200 announced); Countries: 22 Proceedings: Akinbiyi Akinlabi & Oluseye Adesola (eds.) th  2004. Proceedings of the 4 World Congress of African Linguistics New Brunswick 2003. Cologne: Köppe.ISBN 978-3-89645-338-9 th Special Co-organized together with the 34 Annual collaboration: Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 34) TH 5 WORLD CONGRESS OF AFRICAN LINGUISTICS th th Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 7 – 11 2006 Location: African Union Conference Center & Addis Ababa University Theme: The Fate of the African Languages in the World of Globalization Congress Chair: BAYE Yimam Keynotes: Al Mtenge, Bernd Heine, Felix Ameka, Ian Maddieson, Rosalie Finlayson. Presentations: 90 (130 announced); Countries 23 (14 African countries) TH SPECIAL 6 WORLD CONGRESS OF AFRICAN LINGUISTICS
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th th SãoPaulo, Brasil, Aug2008– 15 ust 11 Location: Universidade de São Paulo Theme: Exploring the African Language Connection in Americas Congress Chair: Margarida Maria Taddoni Petter Keynotes: Emili Bonvini, Ayo Bamgbose, Sergio Valdes Bernal, Manuel Ndonga, Salikoko Mufwene, Amindo Ngunga Presentations: 65 (72 announced) Proceedings: Margarida Maria Taddoni Petter & Ronald Beline Mendes (eds.) 2009.Proceedings of the Special World Congress of African Linguistics: Exploring the African Language connection in the Americas.SãoPaulo: Humanitas. ISBN 9788577321216 TH 6 WORLD CONGRESS OF AFRICAN LINGUISTICS th st Cologne, Germany, Aug2009– 21 ust 17 Location: University of Cologne Theme: African linguistics for Understanding and Progress Congress Chair: Matthias Brenzinger Keynotes: Neville Alexander, Sam Lutalo, Margarida Petter, Gratien Gualbert Atindogbé, Roland Kiessling Session Tucker Childs, Zygmunt Frajzyngier, James Keynotes: Gordan Bennett, Abdelrahim Hamid Mugaddam, Salikoko Mufwene, Ekkehard Wolff Special Special African Sign Language Workshop workshop: (Victoria Nyst, Shane Gilchrist, Rezenet Moges, Eyasu Tamene); Nubian Workshop (Anne Storch, Al-Amin Abu-Manga); Tima research unit (Gerrit J. Dimmendaal) Summer school Special DAAD summer school on language documentation, organized by Matthias Brenzinger Presentations: 291 (298 announced), Countries: 64 (36 African countries) Proceedings: Matthias Brenzinger & Anne-Maria Fehn (eds.) th 2012.Proceedings of the 6 World Congress of African Linguistics Cologne 2009.Cologne: Köppe. ISBN 978-3-89645-199-6 TH 7 WORLD CONGRESS OF AFRICAN LINGUISTICS
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th th Buea, Cameroon, Aug2012ust 20 – 24 Location: University of Buea Theme:Language description and documentation for  development, education and the preservation of cultural heritage in Africa Congress Chair: Pius Tamanji & Gratien Gualbert Atindogbé Keynotes: Beban Sammy Chumbow, Jean-Marie Hombert, Rebecca Grollemund, Anne Storch, Goedele de Clerck, Karsten Legère, Maurice Tadadjeu Special Antipassives in African languages, workshops: coordinators: Guillaume Segerer & Koen Bostoen The history of post-verbal negation in African languages, coordinators: Maud Devos & Dmitri Idiatov  Sociolinguistic documentation workshop, coordinators: Jeff Good & Tucker ChildsPresentations: 231 (294 announced), Countries: 42 (22 African countries) Proceedings: Gratien G. Atindogbé & Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka th (eds.) 2017.Proceedings of the 7 World Congress of African Linguistics. Buea 2012.Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG. ISBN: 9956-764-38-8 TH 8 World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 8) st th Kyoto, Japan, August 21 - 24 2015 Location: Kyoto University Theme: not specified, all research topics relating to African language studies were welcomed Congress Chair: Shigeki Kaji Keynotes: Masayoshi Shibatani, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Yédê Adama Sanogo, Nobutaka Kamei, Tucker Childs Special Workshop 1 (pre-Wocal): Current Trends in th workshops: Khoisan Linguistics (August 20 , 2015)  Workshop 2: African Ideophones and their Contribution to Linguistics  Workshop 3: Areal Phenomena in Northern Sub-Saharan Africa  Workshop 4: Sign Language and Deaf Education  Workshop 5: From Home to Home: African Urban Youth Languages in the Diaspora  Workshop 6: Event Integration Patterns in African Languages
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Presentations: 183 (185 announced), Countries: 26 (11 African countries without counting Africans from outside Africa) Proceedings: Shigeki Kaji (eds.) 2017. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics. Kyoto 2015. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa. ISBN: 978-4-86337-233-7 / B233 CONTACT AND INFORMATION ON WOCAL Matthias Brenzinger, Secretary General of WOCAL Email: matthias.brenzinger@uct.za More statistics WOCAL-7 Buea Total number of abstracts received: 294 Total Number of presentations made: 231 Total number of participants invited(including observers): 365 Total number of people who attended: 324 Countries Represented (42)
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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20 21.
Country
Australia Austria Belgium Benin Botswana Brasil Cameroon Canada Central Africa China The Congo (B) D.R. Congo (K) Ethiopia France Gambia Germany Ghana Holland Israel Italy Ivory Coast
Number of Abstracts (01) (02) (01) (05) (03) (04) (71) (01) (02) (01) (01) (02) (11) (24) (01) (34) (04) (09) (02) (02) (01)
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23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43.
Country
Kenya Kyoto Malawi Morocco Mozambique Nigeria Poland Portugal Russia Senegal SIL South Africa Sudan Sweden Tanzania Tchad Togo Turkey Uganda UK Unknown
Number of Abstracts (11) (01) (01) (03) (01) (40) (03) (03) (05) (07) (18) (07) (06) (05) (03) (16) (05) (01) (02) (04) (13)
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Japan
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USA
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Contents (Volume One and Two) World Congress of African Linguistics 1994-2015.................... iii Introduction Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka & Gratien G. Atindogbé......... 1 I. Plenary paper 1. Language planning and policy implementation in Africa: whose job, and how to go about it?  H. Ekkehard Wolff ............................................................................. 6 II. Borrowing 2. La néologie d’emprunt a-t-elle un impact sur le système ph‘‘Ž‘‰‹“—‡ ‡– ‘”’Š‘Ž‘‰‹“—‡ †— ᖛƒƒǫ Bertille Djoupee ................................................................................. 50 III. Discourse Analysis 3. African proverbs and development  Joseph N. Mfonyam........................................................................... 71 4. Proverbs as evidence of social inequality in Igbo  Iwuchukwu C.S. Godwin ................................................................. 95 5. Elements of information highlighting in Aja (Kwa) texts  Virginia Beavon-Ham....................................................................... 111 IV. Historical Linguistics 6. Reduction of noun classes and the emergence of semantic classification in Bafanji (grassfields, Cameroon)  Cameron Hamm ................................................................................. 132 7. Torona: a disappearing Talodi language of Sudan  Russell Norton & Thomas kuku Alaki ....................................... 152 V. Intercultural communication 8. Request, complaint or request-complaint? - Speech acts which include the expression of disapproval in two communication cultures of the Cameroonian Grassfields  Doreen Schröter, Britta Neumann & Roland Kießling........ 178 9. The language of symbols and African communication: the case of Ngemba