Bantu Historical Linguistics by Jean-Marie Hombert, Larry M. Hyman

By Jean-Marie Hombert, Larry M. Hyman

This assortment brings jointly many of the world's top Bantuists, in addition to probably the most promising more youthful students attracted to the background, comparability, and outline of Bantu languages. The Bantu languages, numbering as many as 500, were on the heart of state of the art theoretical learn in phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. along with the problems of type and inner sub-grouping, this quantity treats old and comparative elements of a number of the major typological positive aspects for which this language crew is understood: vowel top concord, noun sessions, tricky tense-aspect platforms, and so forth. the result's a compilation that gives the main up to date realizing of those and different matters that might be of curiosity not just to Bantuists and old linguists, but in addition to these drawn to the phonological, morphological and semantic matters coming up inside of those hugely agglutinative Bantu languages.

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Aspekte der Kulturgeschichte der Ngoni in der Mkoa wa Ruvuma, Tansania. Vienna. Afro-Pub. Mould, Martin. 1981. Greater Luyia, in Hinnebusch, T. , D. Nurse, M. Mould (eds), 181-236. Ngonyani, Deogratias. forthcoming. The evolution of Tanzanian Ngoni, SUGIA 14. Nurse, Derek. 1979. Classification of the Chaga Dialects. Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag. Nurse, Derek. 1981. Chaga-Taita, in Hinnebusch. ), 127-180. Nurse, Derek. 1985. Review of Moser 1983. JALL 7: 207-211. Nurse, Derek. 1986. Reconstruction of Dahalo history through evidence from loanwords, SUGIA 7,2: 267-305.

KT, most of CK, Sabaki only within NEC, S except Shona. tones > penultimate stress, a crude criterion but a well defined path has not so far been fleshed out^- This can apparently occur independently (Nyakyusa, Langi) but can also cross group boundaries: a continuous area covering most Swahili, adjacent parts of East Ruvu, Mbunga, and Kilombero). 20-30-40. ^T. Schadeberg has suggested that one of the intermediate steps might be, for example, shift of a high tone one syllable to the right. This has occurred in some or all of CK, KT, WT, and NEC.

1981. Nurse & M. Mould (eds), 21- 125. Hinnebusch, Thomas H, Derek Nurse & Martin Mould (eds). 1981. Studies in the Classification of Eastern Bantu Languages. Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag. , Derek Nurse. 1981. Spirantization in Chaga, SUGIA 3: 5178. Huffman, Thomas N. Herbert. 1994-5. New perspectives on Eastern Bantu, Azania 29-30: 27-36. Hyman, Lawrence M. & Jeri Moxley. 1996. The morpheme in phonological change: velar palatalization in Bantu, Diachronica 13,2: 259-282. Janson, Torre. 1991-2.

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