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Documentation and description of Kushi (northeastern Nigeria, Afroasiatic, Chadic, West, Bole-Tangale, Tangale proper [kuh])


Research interests
African Linguistics - Hausa - Chadic Languages - Anthropology of Language - Cognitive Semantics - Syntax and Lexicon of Emotions - Linguistic Description - Language Contact - Experiential Constructions - Metaphor - Metonymy - Lexicography

lincom bure2014 SyWAL
Aracne, 2010
ISBN 9788854830929

LINCOM Europa, 2011
ISBN 9783862880492

Rüdiger Köppe, 2014
ISBN 9783896455284
University of Naples, 2015
ISSN 1828-5910
Rüdiger Köppe, 2017
ISBN 9783896459152


Batic, G.C. 2022. “Soldiers, coffee and markets: On Baldi’s Dictionary of Arabic Loanwords in the Languages of Central and East Africa”, Journal of African Languages and Literatures 3: 120-132,

Batic, G.C. 2021. "The future of minority languages in Nigeria”, in Ilaria Micheli, Flavia Aiello, Maddalena Toscano, e Amelia Pensabene (eds.), Language and Identity Theories and experiences in lexicography and linguistic policies in a global world, Trieste: EUT, 217-230. [ISBN 978-88-5511-267-3 (print) / 978-88-5511-268-0 (online)]

Batic, G.C. 2020. "Measuring phonological complexity in West African languages", in Nina Pawlak and Izabela Will (eds.), West African Languages. Theory and Communication, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, pp. 23-45, (DOI: 10.31338/uw.9788323546313.pp.23-45, ISBN: 978-83-235-4623-8)

Batic, G.C. 2019. Documentation of Kushi, a Chadic language of Northern Nigeria. Endangered Languages Archive. []

Batic, G.C. 2019. Hunting and Hunting-related Practices among the Kushi (Northeastern Nigeria), Ethnologia Actualis 19 (1): 1-13 [DOI: 10.2478/eas-2019-0007, ISSN 1339-7877] pdf

Batic, G.C. 2019. The theory of not having a theory: Descriptive linguistics in practice. In Vesna Lopičić and Biljana Mišić Ilić (eds.), Jezik, Književnost, Teorija /
Language, Literature, Theory
: 41-51. Niš: Univerzitet u Nišu, Filozofski fakultet [ISBN 978-86-7379-495-2]

Batic, G.C. 2019. Verb pluractionals in Kushi, AIOO 79: 3-17 [ISSN 0393-3180]

Batic, G.C. 2019. Verb classes and TAM system in Kushi (Nigeria), in Henry Tourneux and Yvonne Treis (eds.), Topics in Chadic Linguistics X: Papers from the 9th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Villejuif, September 7-8, 2017. In Memoriam Russell G. Schuh. (Chadic Linguistics / Linguistique Tchadique / Tschadistik, 11.): 67-84, Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe. [ISBN 978-3-89645-530-7]

Batic, G.C. 2017. ‘Shinni ma Shomi kan Kerfotagha’, a Kushy story, Afrikanistik-Aegyptologie-Online, Vol. 2017, Iss.1 [ISSN 1860-7462]

Batic, G.C. 2017. The origins of Kushi in oral narratives, Studies of the Department of African Languages and Cultures (51): 5-22.[ISSN 0860-4649] pdf

Batic, G.C. 2017. Lo spazio della ricerca nell’area kushi (Nigeria): lingua, comunità e documentazione, Ethnorêma (13): 1-10. [ISSN: 1826-8803, doi:10.23814/ethn.13.17.bat]

Batic, G.C. 2017. Of direction, will, and intention: An analysis of Hausa nufa. In: G.C. Batic and R. Leger (eds.), Studia Africana – Papers in Honour of Sergio Baldi: 33-40, Köln: Rüdiger Köppe. [ISBN: 9783896459155]

Batic, G.C. 2017. Emotions in Hausa. In N. Tersis and P. Boyeldieu (eds.), Le langage de l'émotion : variations linguistiques et culturelles: 481-500. Leuven: Peeters [978-90-429-3452-8]

Batic, G.C. 2015. On Bure verbal morphology and TAM system. In G.C. Batic and S. Baldi, Selected Proceedings of the Symposium on West African Languages (Naples, 27-28 March 2014). Napoli: Il Torcoliere - Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Dipartimento Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo. [ISSN 1828-5910] pdf

Batic, G.C. and S. Baldi. 2015. Selected Proceedings of the Symposium on West African Languages (Naples, 27-28 March 2014). Studi africanistici/serie Ciado-sudanese. Napoli: Il Torcoliere - Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Dipartimento Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo. [ISSN 1828-5910]

Batic, G.C. and S. Baldi. 2015. ‘My belly is white, my heart is black’. Encoding emotions in a West African culture. In Marek Kuczyński and Leszek Szymański (eds.), Language, thought and education: exploring networks: 213-234. Zielona Gora: Uniwersytet Zielonogórski [978-83-7842-184-9]

Batic, G.C. 2015. Bure verbs, Linguistique et Langues Africaines 1: 101-109 [ISBN 978-2-35935-146-0; ISSN 2429-2230]

Batic, G.C. 2014. A Grammatical Sketch of Bure, Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe [978-3-89645-528-4]

Batic, G.C. 2014. Hausaization and identity: The case of Bure, a dying language of northern Nigeria. In A. Boudlal, A. Sabil and M. Yeou, Proceeding of the 1st International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact: 167-178. Conferences and seminars n°18. El Jadida: MCRG and Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences.

Batic, G.C. 2013. The Bure language: An overview. In Henry Tourneux (ed.), Topics in Chadic Linguistics 8. Comparative and Descriptive Studies (Papers from the 6th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Villejuif, September 22-23, 2011): 27-42. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe. [ISBN 978-3-89645-527-7]

Batic, G.C. 2013. Documenting Bure, a Chadic language of northern Nigeria: The clause structure. In Alessandro Mengozzi and Mauro Tosco (eds.), Sounds and Words through the Ages: Afro-Asiatic Studies from Turin. Series DOST – critical studies. Alessandria: Dell'Orso [ISBN 978-88-6274-438-6]

Batic, G.C. 2011. Love encoding in Hausa. In G.C.Batic (ed.), Encoding Emotions in African Languages: 138-151. München: LINCOM Europa. [ISBN 9783862880492]

Batic, G.C. (ed.). 2011. Encoding Emotions in African Languages. München: LINCOM Europa [ISBN 9783862880492]

Batic, G.C. 2011. Social networking in Hausa: Domains of lexical permeability. In S. Baldi and H.M. Yakasai (eds.), Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Hausa Studies: African and European Perspectives (Napoli 5th-7th July, 2010): 63-78. Studi africanistici/serie Ciado-sudanese. Napoli: Università di Napoli "L'Orientale", Dipartimento di Studi e Ricerche su Africa e Paesi Arabi. [ISSN 1828-5910]

Batic, G.C. 2011. Report from a Nigerian village: Space, culture and materials in Bure area, Ethnorêma 7: 13-26. [ISSN 1826-8803]

Batic, G.C. 2011. Vitalità delle lingue minoritarie: valutazioni e problemi. Il Contesto del Magreb e della Nigeria settentrionale, Studi Magrebini: 9-20. [ISSN 0585-4954]

Batic, G.C. 2010. Lexicon and grammar of space in West Chadic. In G. Marotta, A. Lenci, L. Meini and F. Rovai (eds.), Space in Language. Proceedings of the Pisa International Conference: 433-445. Pisa: Edizioni ETS. [ISBN 978-884672902-6]

Batic, G.C. 2010. Tatsuniyoyi na Hausa. Favole e racconti della tradizione orale. Roma: Aracne. [ISBN 9788854830929]

Batic, G.C. 2009. Idealized cognitive models and Hausa experiential constructions: Preferred strategies and pragmatical devices. In S. Baldi (ed.), VIII. International Congress of Afro-Asiatic Linguistics (11-13 September 2008). Studi Magrebini, vol. VII: 125-133. [ISSN 0585-4954]

Batic, G.C. 2009. Imaginative dimension and experiential constructions in Hausa and Bole. In Eva Rothmaler (ed.), Topics in Chadic Linguistics V. Comparative and Descriptive Studies (Papers from the 4th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Bayreuth, October 30-31, 2007): 51-64. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe. [ISBN 978-3-89645-525-3] pdf

Batic, G.C. 2006. Towards a Hausa metaphorical lexicon, AION 66/1-4:17-41. [ISSN 0393-3180]


Ibriszimow, Dymitr (ed.). 2018. Topics in Chadic Linguistics IX. Comparative and Descriptive Studies (Papers from the 8th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Bayreuth, February 4-5, 20017), Köln: Rüdiger Köppe – AIOO 79 (2019): 322-323. [ISSN 0393-3180]

Ojo, Akinloye and Lioba Moshi (eds.). 2009. Selected Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Research and Languages of Africa. Somerville (MA): Cascadilla Proceedings Project
[ - LL issue 21.3304]

Moser, Rosamarie. 2009. Kabba Folk Tales & Proverbs. München: Lincom Europa []

Adeyanju, Dele (ed). 2009. The Sociolinguistics of English and Nigerian English. München: Lincom Europa []

Cyffer, Norbert, Erwin Ebermann and Georg Ziegelmeyer (eds). 2009. Negation Patterns in West African Languages and Beyond. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins []

Pawlak, Nina. 2009.Codes and Rituals of Emotions in Asian and African Cultures. Warsaw: Elipsa - AION 69/1-4 (2009): 244-245.

Baldi, Sergio. 2008. Dictionnaire des emprunts arabes dans les langues de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et en swahili. Paris: Karthala - AION 69/1-4 (2009): 242-244.

Newman, Paul. 2004. Klingenheben's Law in Hausa. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe - AION 65/1-4: 307-308.