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Dimmendaal, Gerrit Jan

Overview
Works: 39 works in 160 publications in 3 languages and 5,673 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Classification  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, edi, edc
Classifications: P40.5.L33, 401.9
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Most widely held works by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal
Historical linguistics and the comparative study of African languages by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal( )

22 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This advanced historical linguistics course book deals with the historical and comparative study of African languages. The first part functions as an elementary introduction to the comparative method, involving the establishment of lexical and grammatical cognates, the reconstruction of their historical development, techniques for the subclassification of related languages, and the use of language-internal evidence, more specifically the application of internal reconstruction. Part II addresses language contact phenomena and the status of language in a wider, cultural-historical and ecological context. Part III deals with the relationship between comparative linguistics and other disciplines. In this rich course book, the author presents valuable views on a number of issues in the comparative study of African languages, more specifically concerning genetic diversity on the African continent, the status of pidginised and creolised languages, language mixing, and grammaticalisation."--Publisher's website
Coding participant marking : construction types in twelve African languages( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction / Gerrit J. Dimmendaal --!Xun / Christa König -- Alaaba / Gertrud Schneider-Blum -- Haro / Hirut Woldemariam -- Hone / Anne Storch -- Ik / Christa König -- Jalonke / Friederike Lüpke -- Khwe / Christa Kilian-Hatz -- Likpe / Felix K. Ameka -- Makonde / Peter Kraal -- Tama / Gerrit J. Dimmendaal -- Tima / Gerrit J. Dimmendaal -- Wolaitta / Azeb Amha
Number--constructions and semantics : case studies from Africa, Amazonia, India and Oceania( )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One size fits all? : on the grammar and semantics of singularity and plurality / Anne Storch & Gerrit J. Dimmendaal -- Number and noun categorisation : a view from north-west Amazonia / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- Pluractionality and the distribution of number marking across categories / Gerrit J. Dimmendaal -- Figuratively speaking -- number in Kharia / John Peterson -- Number in Kambaata : a category between inflection and derivation / Yvonne Treis -- The history of numeral classifiers in Teiwa (Papuan) / Marian Klamer -- Number and numeration in Nêlêmwa and Zuanga (New Caledonia) : ontologies, definiteness and pragmatics / Isabelle Bril -- When number meets classification : the linguistic expression of number in Baïnounk languages / Alexander Cobbinah & Friederike Lüpke -- Number in Dinka / Torben Andersen -- Counting chickens in Luwo / Anne Storch -- Number in South-Bauchi West Languages (Chadic, Nigeria) / Bernard Caron -- Number and numerals in Zande / Helma Pasch -- Numerals in Papuan languages of the Greater Awyu family / Lourens de Vries
The Leopard's spots : essays on language, cognition, and culture by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Gerrit J. Dimmendaal discusses the interaction between language, cognition, and culture in an African context with special focus on the cultural construction of meaning through language
The Turkana language by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in English and German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of African languages by Rainer Vossen( )

13 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive overview of current research in African languages, drawing on insights from anthropological linguistics, typology, historical and comparative linguistics, and sociolinguistics. Africa is believed to host at least one third of the world's languages, usually classified into four phyla - Niger-Congo, Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, and Khoisan - which are then subdivided into further families and subgroupings. This volume explores all aspects of research in the field, beginning with chapters that cover the major domains of grammar and comparative approaches. Later parts provide overviews of the phyla and subfamilies, alongside grammatical sketches of eighteen representative African languages of diverse genetic affiliation. The volume additionally explores multiple other topics relating to African languages and linguistics, with a particular focus on extralinguistic issues: language, cognition, and culture, including colour terminology and conversation analysis; language and society, including language contact and endangerment; language and history; and language and orature. This wide-ranging handbook will be a valuable reference for scholars and students in all areas of African linguistics and anthropology, and for anyone0interested in descriptive, documentary, typological, and comparative linguistics
Current Approaches to African Linguistics by Conference on African Linguistics( )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surmic languages and cultures( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Turkana language by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects du basaá : bantou zone A, Cameroun by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuba Mountain language studies : new insights( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Nuba Mountain Languages Conference took place at Leiden University, the Netherlands, in 2012; the proceedings of this meeting were published as Schadeberg & Blench (2013). The second conference took place at INALCO, Paris, August 27-30, 2014. The current volume constitutes a selection of presentations from the Third Nuba Mountain Languages Conference at the University of Cologne, September 27-29, 2017. In addition, a number of contributions on languages in this area are included which could not be presented at this conference for various reasons.0
5000 Jahre semitohamitische Sprachen in Asien und Afrika = 5000 years semitohamitic languages in Asia and Africa( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the contents:00Semitohamitisch / Afroasiatic;0Ägyptisch / Egyptian;0Tschadisch / Chadic;0Kuschitisch / Cushitic;0Athiopistik / Ethiosemitic;0Babylonisch & Palmyrenisch / Babylonian & Palmyrene;0Arabisch allgemein / Arabic in general;0Arabische toponymie & Safaitisch / Arabic toponymy & Safaitic;0Berberisch & Marokkanisch-Arabisch / Berber & Moroccan Arabic. 0
Investigating obsolescence : studies in language contraction and death by Nancy C Dorian( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection aims to stimulate further and better co-ordinated research into a topic of direct relevance to sociolinguistics and anthropological linguistics
Nilo-Saharan issues and perspectives by Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NISA is a huge Africanistic symposium which works on a comprehenƯsive, coherent linguistic phylum (area), which comprises Mali and Niger in West Africa up to Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania in Eastern Africa. The main purpose of the colloquium is to bring scholars of Nilo-Saharan languages together for scholarly exchange and disƯcussion. Many Nilo-Saharan languages have little or no documenƯtation. Only through adequate cooperation with colleagues from all over the world can fundamental progress be achieved in this vast research area. The symposium has a long tradition: The first symposium took place in Kisumu, Kenya already in 1986. The University of Nairobi was given the mandate to arrange the 12th symposium which took place in September 2015. Papers dealing with a diachronic or comparative perspective or with phonetic, phonoƯlogical, morphological, syntactic, semantic, discourse and pragƯmatic issues of Nilo-Saharan languages were presented
The consonants of proto-upper cross and their implications for the classification of the upper cross languages by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal( )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Turkana language by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transitivity in African languages( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

INHALT:0Rose-Juliet Anyanwu:0Preface0Rose-Juliet Anyanwu:0Inherent complements and transitivity in five Benue-Congo languages0Denis Creissels / Djibril Dramé:0Transitivity and incorporation in Soninke0Anne-Maria Fehn:0Transitivity in Ts'ixa ? With special reference to semantically ditransitive constructions0Raimund Kastenholz:0Tonal contrast and transitivity in Pere verbs0Lutz Marten / Maarten Mous:0Non-valency-changing valency-changing derivations0Tatiana Nikitina:0Transitivity in Wan ? An overview of constructions and verb classes0Gerrit J. Dimmendaal / Gertrud Schneider-Blum:0Transitivity in Tima0John R. Watters:0The expression of valency changes in Ekoid-Mbe0Georg Ziegelmeyer:0A note on transitivity in Gashua Bade
Speaking with a Difference: Border Thinking in Rufumbira by Nico Nassenstein( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with Language. An Exploration of Linguistic Practices and Language Attitudes in Gulu, Northern Uganda by Steffen Lorenz( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coding Participant Marking : Constructing Types in Twelve African Languages by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Number--constructions and semantics : case studies from Africa, Amazonia, India and Oceania
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Coding participant marking : construction types in twelve African languagesNumber--constructions and semantics : case studies from Africa, Amazonia, India and OceaniaThe Leopard's spots : essays on language, cognition, and cultureThe Oxford handbook of African languagesInvestigating obsolescence : studies in language contraction and deathCoding Participant Marking : Constructing Types in Twelve African Languages
Alternative Names
Dimmendaal, Gerrit

Dimmendaal, Gerrit J.

Dimmendaal, Gerrit J. 1955-

Gerrit Dimmendaal Dutch linguist

Gerrit Dimmendaal lingüista neerlandés

Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal lingüista neerlandès

Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal linguista neerlandese

Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal linguiste néerlandais

Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal llingüista neerlandés

Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal niederländischer Afrikanist

Languages
English (129)

French (6)

German (4)