Mietzner, Angelika and Pasch, Helma (2007). Expressions of Cardinal Directions in Nilotic and in Ubangian Languages. SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics, 4 (3). Slovak Association for the Study of English. ISSN 1336-782X


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In the Nilotic and Ubangian languages expressions for cardinal directions have been created on the basis of a wide range of conceptual sources: primarily cosmological, geographical and atmospheric concepts. But also names of neighbouring ethnic groups and even historical events are used as such. Borrowing of naming systems, however, do not occur.

Item Type: Journal Article
Translated abstract:
In den nilotischen Sprachen und in den Ubangi-Sprachen wurden Ausdrücke für Himmelsrichtungen anhand sehr verschiedener konzeptueller Quellen geschaffen, vorwiegend kosmologischer, geografischer und atmosphärischer. Aber auch die Ethnonyme von Nachbarvölkern und selbst historische Ereignisse liegen den Begriffen zugrunde. Entlehnungen von Bezeichnungssysteme sind jedoch nicht belegt.German
Mietzner, Angelikaama14@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIED
Pasch, Helmaama14@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-31705
Journal or Publication Title: SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics
Publisher: Slovak Association for the Study of English
ISSN: 1336-782X
Volume: 4
Number: 3
Subjects: Other languages
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Räumliche Orientierung, Himmelsrichtungen, nilotische Sprachen, Ubangi-SprachenGerman
cardinal directions, nilotic languages, ubangian languagesEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Institute for African Studies and Egyptology
Language: English
Date: 2007
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URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/3170


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