Karsten Legère / Christina Thornell (eds.): Bantu Languages – Analyses, Description and Theory [PDF]


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EALD East African Languages and Dialects Volume 20

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XIV, 347 pp.
3 maps, 1 colour figure, 4 colour diagrams, numerous graphs, tables and charts

Text languages: English, French

This publication is a selected collection of peer-reviewed papers from the 2nd Inter­national Bantu Conference held at the University of Gothenburg /Sweden in October 2007. The conference was a well-attended meeting that assembled Bantu­ists and Bantu language experts from four continents. The volume focuses on a wide range of topics that are relevant in the field of Bantu linguistics covering many areas where Bantu languages are distributed in sub-Saharan Africa, predominantly Tanzania and the Eastern African region. From a topical perspective, all linguistic disciplines excluding socio-lin­guistics are paid attention to.


Sonja Bosch: Rule-based Morphological Analysis – Shared Challenges, Shared Solutions
Laura J. Downing: Prosodic Phrasing in Relative Clauses – A Comparative Look at Zulu, Chewa and Tumbuka
Bernd Heine / Margaret Dunham: Grammaticalization in Bantu Languages with Special Reference to Swahili
Bonnie Henson: Second Position Effects in Kol, a Bantu Language of Cameroon
Odile Racine-Issa / Sû-tôôg-nooma Kukka Kabore: Intricate Relations in Standard Swahili – The Syntax of Three Argument Constructions
Ahmad Kipacha: The Quest for Mgao Coastal Swahili – Latest Findings
Joseph Koni Muluwa: La dénomination de plantes en mbuun, mpiin et nsong – Procédés de creation lexicale et principes sémantiques
Nancy C. Kula / Lutz Marten: Argument Structure and Agency in Bemba Passives
Constance Kutsch Lojenga: Vowel Shortening in the Noun Phrase in Malila
Stephen H. Levinsohn: Towards a Typology of Story Development Marking
Emmanuel-Moselly Makasso: Functions of Prosody in Spontaneous Speech in Bàsàa (Bantu A.43) – The Case of Melisms
Nhlanlha N. Mathonsi: A Headword Identification Problem of Nouns in Zulu Dictionaries
Joyce T. Mathangwane / Al Mtenje: Tone and Reduplication in Wandya and Subiya
Kuniya Nasukawa: Prosodic Affiliation of NC Sequences in Lungu (Cilungu)
Malin Petzell: Further Analysis of Negation in Kagulu
Kristina Riedel: Coordination and Subject/Object Marking in Sambaa
Josephat Rugemalira: The -ag- TAM Marker and the Boundary between Cliticization and Affixation in Bantu
Oliver Stegen: What Can Stylistic Comparison of Rangi Stories Tell Us About Grammatical Description?
Christina Thornell: Morphology of Plant Names in the Mpiemo Language
Anna Yu. Urmanchieva: Grammaticalization of Narrative Patterns in Ngindo Verbal Morphology
Mark Van de Velde: The Syntax of Verb Complements and the Loss of the Applicative in Eton (A.71)
Marianna Visser: Definiteness and Specificity in the Xhosa Determiner Phrase
Nobuko Yoneda: Topical Hierarchy and Grammatical Agreement in Matengo (N.13)

General Bibliography

The following paper collections of our programme are featuring further aspects of less documented Bantu languages of Eastern and Southern Africa:

Robert Botne / Axel Fanego Palat (eds.): Domains and Regions in Bantu Tense and Aspect [PDF]
Christina Thornell / Karsten Legère (eds.): North-South Contributions to African Languages [PDF]
Jean A. Blanchon / Denis Creissels (eds.): Issues in Bantu Tonology [PDF]

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