This work was supported by a Major Language Documentation Grant from the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Atlantic languages -- Ideophone, Bullom So language -- Ideophone, Multilingualism, Language and languages -- West Africa
This presentation examines the ubiquity of multilingualism and its somewhat uncertain characterization; the claim for linguistic repertoires vs. languages; how to evaluate and document a linguistic repertoire, economically and expeditiously; ideophones as functionally areal but formally local, thus a control for borrowings; and, is there any sharing in highly multilingual areas? Are ideophones less local than has been empirically shown?
Childs, George Tucker (2016). The knowledge of ideophones and multilingualism: A West African pilot study. Presentation, International Symposium on Ideophones / Mimetics, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL), Tokyo, Dec 17-18.