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Quantifying Language Dynamics: Introduction
Review of Contribution de la linguistique `a l’histoire des peuples du Gabon: La m´ethode comparative et son application au bantu by Patrick Mouguiama-Daouda.
(John Benjamins, 2008)
While the basic genetic unity of the Bantu family has been recognized for a century and a half (see Schadeberg (2003: 144–146)), important aspects of its internal composition and external relationships remain poorly ...
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 ...
Topic and focus fields in Naki
(John Benjamins, 2010)
Naki, a mostly undescribed Bantoid language of Northwest Cameroon with SVO as its canonical word order, makes use of an interesting information-structure encoding construction wherein a non-object focused element is ...
Morphosyntax of Two Turkish Subject Pronominal Paradigms
(North East Linguistic Society, 2000)
This paper begins with a presentation of a split in the morphosyntactic behavior of two suffixing subject pronominal paradigms in Turkish in section 1. In section 2, we argue that this split is a result of one paradigm ...
Morphosyntactic reduplication in Chechen and Ingush
(Chicago Linguistic Society, 2001)
Chechen and Ingush, two closely related Nakh languages spoken in the northern Caucasus, exhibit an interesting verbal doubling construction which we claim is an example of morphosyntactic reduplication.
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 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 ...
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 ...
Slouching towards deponency: A family of mismatches in the Bantu verb stem
(Oxford University, 2007)
Most Bantu languages have a set of highly productive verbal derivational suffixes which alter the argument structure and semantics of basic verb roots. One example of such a suffix is the Causative, which gives a verb ...