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Modeling Wordlists via Semantic Web Technologies
We describe an abstract model for the traditional linguistic wordlist and provide an instantiation of the model in RDF/XML intended to be usable both for linguistic research and machine applications.
Commentary on the Bostoen et al.’s Middle to Late Holocene paleoclimatic change and the early Bantu Expansion in the rain forests of western Central Africa
(University of Chicago Press, 2015)
The paper by Bostoen et al. is a landmark attempt to synthesize results from a range of disciplines in order to refine our understanding of the Bantu expansion. It comes at an important moment in the field of linguistics ...
Beyond the ancestral code: Towards a model for sociolinguistic language documentation
(University of Hawaii Press, 2014)
Most language documentation efforts focus on capturing lexico-grammatical information on individual languages. Comparatively little effort has been devoted to considering a language’s sociolinguistic contexts. In parts ...
How to become a “Kwa” noun
(Springer Netherlands, 2012-03-21)
An important problem of comparative Niger-Congo morphology is understanding the processes that relate word structures in languages of the isolating “Kwa” type to those of the agglutinating “Bantu” type. A salient sub-problem ...
A review of “Dynamics of contact-induced language change” by Claudine Chamoreau and Isabelle Léglise (eds.)
(John Benjamins, 2016)
The present volume consists of twelve chapters, along with an introduction by the editors, and its general focus is the relationship between language contact and language change in morphological and syntactic constructions. ...
Review of Total reduplication: The areal linguistics of a potential universal, by Thomas Stolz, Cornelia Stroh, and Aina Urdze. Zeitschrift f¨ur Dialektologie und Linguistik. 81:124–126
The focus of this rich volume is total reduplication, that is, reduplicative constructions where one finds two copies of the same element appearing adjacent to each other in a way prescribed by the grammar of a language, ...
Review of Konzeptualisierung von Landschaft im Mbukushu (Bantusprache in Nord-Namibia)
This book is a publication of Birte Kathage’s doctoral dissertation on the conceptualization of landscape in Mbukushu [mhw], a Bantu language spoken in Namibia, Angola, and Botswana. (The fieldwork on which the book is ...
SGML markup of dictionaries with special reference to comparative and etymological data
One of the main goals of The Comparative Bantu Online Dictionary (CBOLD) is to develop a comparative electronic database of Bantu dictionaries and word lists which will allow researchers to examine data quickly across a ...