Hyman coauthors review article

November 24, 2023

Larry M. Hyman's co-authored review article (with William R. Leben) "Beauty of construction, richness of expression: Paul Newman and the history of Hausa" has appeared in Brill's Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 15 (2023) 433-475. Abstract:

  • "A History of the Hausa Language is the first book-length historical study of any language of the Chadic branch of Afro-Asiatic. It synthesizes and updates the scholarly output on the topic by Paul Newman, for many decades Hausa’s most productive and influential scholar. In this review article we discuss Newman’s most striking findings on the history of Hausa’s phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon, adding questions and critiques where called for. We find the book to be a contribution without parallel to Hausa and to African linguistics."