Work published in 2007

Morphophonologie des langues kwa de Côte d’Ivoire

Edited by Firmin Ahoua, William R. Leben. With contributions by Firmin Ahoua, William R. Leben, Edmond N. Apia et al. In collaboration with Edmond N. Apia, Rachel Adjoumani, Djaki Carlos Goprou, Guy Kaul, Irma Ouattara, Mouchi Blaise Ahua, Florence M.L. Anguié, Krotum-Maï Traoré, Dolores Djougba, Bohoussou Amani, Yao Emmanuel Kouamé, Jean-Yves Takouo, Alain Albert Adékpaté, Kouadio Raymond Konan, François Mondo, Achimi Alabi

Series: Grammatical Analyses of African Languages Volume 29

2006, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, Cologne.
344 pp., 17 maps, 36 tables, numerous charts
€ 44.80

The Kwa languages constitute a branch of the Niger-Congo phylum spoken in the southern region of West Africa from Ivory Coast to Nigeria. They are known for their isolative morphological structure and their complex tonology.

The book deals with the morphophonology of the Kwa languages of Ivory Coast as it interacts with syntax and phonology. Included are analyses of the tonal systems and prosodic domains over which the various regularities hold.

Some data for this volume were elicited directly, but most are from a set of oral tales and monologues published separately as Contes et textes documentaires kwa de Côte d’Ivoire (Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, ISBN 978-3-89645-267-2).

The analyses are offered as a contribution to the comparative study of a relatively poorly known set of languages, some of them highly endangered, and to the study of language typology in general.

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English Vocabulary Elements

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ISBN13: 9780195168037ISBN10: 0195168038 paper, 336 pages

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This unique text draws on the tools of modern linguistics to help the student acquire an effective understanding of learned, specialized, and scientific vocabulary. English Vocabulary Elements (EVE) helps develop familiarity with over 350 Latin and Greek word elements in English, and shows how these roots are the building blocks within thousands of different words. Along the way the authors introduce and illustrate many of the fundamental concepts of linguistics. Offering a thorough approach to the expansion of vocabulary, EVE is an invaluable resource that provides students a deeper understanding of the language. This book will be useful to upper level high school students, undergraduates in English, Linguistics, and Classics departments, ESL students, and anyone interested in building vocabulary skills.

This edition is refined and thoroughly updated. It includes updated cultural references, and the authors have revised and improved the pedagogy based on classroom experience. In particular they account for variations in pronunciation among students; clarify when historical details are important or peripheral; and improve the many examples and exercises that form the core of the book.


  • Much-needed revision of a successful textbook: the first edition sold 11,000 copies since 1995.
  • A unique approach to a learned, specialized, and scientific English vocabulary

Product Details

336 pages; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; ISBN13: 978-0-19-516803-7ISBN10: 0-19-516803-8

About the Author(s)

the late Keith Denning, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Eastern Michigan University, Brett Kessler, Researcher in Cognitive Science, Wayne State University , and William R. Leben, Professor of Linguistics, Stanford University

 Review of Paul Newman, A Hausa-English Dictionary. (Yale U. Press, 2007)

 Language Documentation and Conservation 1,2.312-316.

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