Published: April 20, 2021

gizigaThe Department is pleased to announce that Ph.D. alumna Erin Shay has just published (2021, with Brill): A Grammar of Giziga: A Chadic Language of Far North Cameroon.

This is the first broad, detailed grammar of the Giziga language, which belongs to the Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. The language is spoken in parts of the Far North Region of the Republic of Cameroon and can be divided into two dialects, Giziga and Northern Giziga, with about 80,000 native speakers in total. This volume describes the Giziga dialect, occasionally referring to the Northern variety, and aims to provide new information about this and other Afro-Asiatic languages for further research in linguistics, history, anthropology, sociology and related fields. The book will also be a tool helping Giziga speakers preserve their language, history and culture for future generations.

Congratulations, Erin!