These books are part of a three-volume publication on noun class systems in Gur languages. The first volume contains descriptions of the southwestern Gur languages. As far as their classificatory status is concerned, these are the South Central Gur languages without Gurunsi and most of the other languages classified as probable or improbable Gur by Anthony Naden (1989). In order to facilitate comparison of the data, all contributions follow the same order. Each article starts with some geographic and demographic information, and remarks on the state of linguistic research on the language. The contributors agreed on a minimal word list which appeared as constitutive or as indicative for certain noun classes and their possible evolution. The articles in each classificatory group are followed by summary Comparative Notes. The bibliography at the end of the volume contains all the titles mentioned in the contribution. Both volumes are separately available: Vol. I: ISBN 978-3-89645-119-4 Vol. II: ISBN 978-3-89645-611-3
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