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  • The Bantu?Romance Connectionby Cécile De Cat; Katherine Demuth

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00

    Both Bantu and Romance languages use a V(erb) S(ubject) construction to express thetic (?out-of-the-blue?) sentences. Two types of languages can be distinguished within these language families, with respect to the verbal agreement in a thetic VS sentence: in type 1 the verb has default agreement, whereas in type 2 the verb agrees with the postverbal... more...

  • Grammaticalization of the Complex Sentenceby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 231.00

    The general objective of the study is systematic examination of the processes involved in the formation and evolution of complex sentence constructions in a group of genetically related languages. The Chadic language group, at about 140 languages, constitutes the largest and most diversified branch of the Afroasiatic family. One of the findings of... more...

  • Beyond ?Khoisan?by Tom Güldemann; Anne-Maria Fehn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper briefly summarises the current state of research on the classification of Taa. It suggests a genealogical (historical) classification based on the evidence of grammatical and phonological features in the data from 20 varieties. The split between West !Xoon of Namibia and the remaining varieties is argued to be historically deeper than the... more...

  • Focus Strategies in African Languagesby Enoch Oladé Aboh; Katharina Hartmann; Malte Zimmermann

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 224.00

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...

  • Tense and Aspect in Bantuby Derek Nurse

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 184.99

    Derek Nurse looks at variations in the form and function of tense and aspect in Bantu, a branch of Niger-Congo, the world's largest language phylum. His account is based on data from more than 200 Bantu languages and varieties, a representative sample of which is freely available on the publisher's website. more...

  • Current Progress in Chadic Linguisticsby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 180.00

    The volume consists of papers prepared for the International Symposium of Chadic Linguistics (Boulder, Colorado, May 1-2, 1987). Although the papers are representative of the current work being done in the field of Chadic linguistics, they also reflect the current and past interests and methodologies of general linguistics. The papers included in the... more...

  • A Grammar of Wandalaby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 252.00

    The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There... more...

  • Autosegmental Studies in Bantu Toneby George N. Clements; J. Goldsmith

    De Gruyter 1984; US$ 154.00

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  • The Manenguba Languages (Bantu A. 15, Mbo Cluster) of Cameroonby Robert Hedinger

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Published in 2004, The Manenguba Languages of Cameroon is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies. more...

  • The Bafaw Languageby N. Chia; A. Tanda

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 26.60

    The Bafaw Language (Bantu A10) is a product of the language research programme of the Department of Linguistics of the University of Buea. It is the first serious piece of work on this highly endangered language, and aims to account generally for the data of Bafaw. The work therefore lays the foundation for more advanced work in the future. It provides... more...