This paper is a comparative study of how temperature is encoded in Ewe and Siyasɛ, two Kwa languages in contact. The findings indicate that temperature expressions are similar in their everyday use as well as in some syntactic and semantic properties and domains. The similarities are likely due to their shared environment, borrowing, and to a shared genetic history.
Selected Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages in Contact
edited by Bruce Connell and Nicholas Rolle
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