• Image credit: Annalena Weber
    Image credit: Annalena Weber

    Vol. 94 (2021)

    The articles assembled in volume 94 of Afrika und Übersee, its second online issue, cover topics ranging from semantics and morphosyntax to quoting standards. Akumbu and Kießling explore the “Literal and metaphorical usages of eat and drink verbs in Babanki”, a Grassfields Bantu language spoken in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. Ibirahim gives a comprehensive overview of “Aspects of Negation in Makaa (A83)”, a Bantu language spoken in the East Region in Cameroon. Meyer and Treis provide a practical guideline for authors and editors on “How to quote Ethiopian authors in linguistic publications”. Two further articles are based on contributions to the “10th Biennal International Colloquium on the Chadic languages (BICCL)” that took place in Hamburg in 2019: Harley discusses “Nominal and verbal plurality in the Mandara and Ɓata subgroups of Central Chadic” and Roberts presents “Initial findings on the Boor language”, spoken in south-eastern Chad.

  • Image credit: Annalena Weber
    Image credit: Annalena Weber

    Vol. 93 (2020)

    The first online volume of Afrika und Übersee covers a wide range of topics in African linguistics. It contains three sections: the first one is dedicated to articles from the symposium “Endangered languages in contact: Nigeria’s Plateau languages” which took place on the 25th and 26th of March 2004 in honor of Prof. Ludwig Gerhardt on the occasion of his retirement. The authors explore various phenomena of contact shared by Niger Congo languages of the Plateau branch and Afroasiatic languages of the Chadic branch.

    The second section contains selected papers from the 23rd Afrikanistentag which took place on the 25th and 26th of May 2018 in Hamburg. The conference spawned a set of thematically diverse contributions including a semantic analysis of the lexeme juju in Cameroonian English and a group of papers on different aspects of the Amharic language.

    The third section presents papers recently submitted to Afrika und Übersee. Two papers provide primary data on little researched languages of Western and Central Africa, i.e. Saba (East Chadic) and Akum (Southern Jukunoid). One paper is dedicated to the expression of diminutivity in Central Ring Grassfields Bantu languages with a focus on Babanki.