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Bantu Historical Linguistics

Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives (Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes)

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Published by Center for the Study of Language and Inf .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical & comparative linguistics,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Classification,
  • Foreign Language Study,
  • Bantu languages,
  • English,
  • Language,
  • Phonology,
  • Linguistics,
  • African Languages (See Also Swahili),
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics,
  • Morphology

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJean-Marie Hombert (Editor), Larry M. Hyman (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages606
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8746324M
    ISBN 101575862042
    ISBN 109781575862040

      Providing descriptive and typological information about the Bantu languages of southern Africa, this volume brings together a set of expert contributors and is divided into two parts: linguistics areas, including phonology, morphology, syntax and historical linguistics, and secondly, the many hundreds of Bantu languages themselves/5.   Combining history, archaeology, anthropology, and linguistics, Bantu Africa: BCE to Present, synthesizes current scholarship on one of the most important cultural zones in world history—an area larger than the United States—whose traditions span several thousand authors show how Bantu cultural ideas continue to shape modern realities in new Author: Catherine Cymone Fourshey.

      The migration of the Bantu people from their origins in southern West Africa saw a gradual population movement sweep through the central, eastern, and southern parts of the continent starting in the mid-2nd millennium BCE and finally ending before CE. With them, the Bantu brought new technologies and skills such as cultivating high-yield crops and iron . Bantu studies seem to have caught the historical imagination of scholars at a relatively early date and many linguists Who have studied Bantu have put fonvard hypotheses about the implications for prehistory. Indeed, GUTHRIE fust annomced the "results" of his Bantu studies in a lecture with a historical by: 2.

    The Bantu Languages: Edition 2 - Ebook written by Mark Van de Velde, Koen Bostoen, Derek Nurse, Gérard Philippson. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Bantu Languages: Edition 2. So if the Bantu expanded from West Africa, when did East African E1b1a make it to West Africa? Also, the highest concentration of E1b1a in West Africa is among non-Bantu speaking peoples. So linguistics and genetics seem to tell two different stories. .


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This article reviews evidence from biogeography, palynology, geology, historical linguistics, and archaeology and presents a new synthesis of the paleoclimatic context in which the early Bantu Author: Koen Bostoen. The similarity between dispersed Bantu languages had been observed as early as in the 17th century.

The term Bantu as a name or the group was coined (as Bâ-ntu) by Wilhelm Bleek in orand popularised in his Comparative Grammar of The name was coined to represent the word for 'people' in loosely reconstructed Proto-Bantu, from the plural noun class Ethnicity: Bantu peoples.

The book Bantu Historical Linguistics: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives, Edited by Jean-Marie Hombert and Larry M. Hyman is published by Center for the Study of. The new look in historical linguistics The most visible face of historical linguistics is the study of language relationships.

It has been revitalized in the last few decades by a wealth of new linguistic, historical, anthropological, and ge-netic evidence, innovative methods of classification, and a better understanding of how languagesFile Size: KB. This is an excellent book for anyone who wants cross-linguistic information in Bantu langauges.

It covers Bantu phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and 5/5(3). Nasal vowel creation without nasal consonant deletion, and the eventual loss of nasal vowels thus created: the pre-Bantu case \/ John M.

Stewart ; The historical interpretation of vowel harmony in Bantu \/ Larry M. Hyman ; Remarks on Bantu Historical Linguistics book sound correspondences between Proto-Bantu and Tswana (S) \/ Denis Creissels ; Vowel systems and. Second, the research tradition in Bantu linguistics has typically focused on morphophonology, tonology, and historical linguistics, which means that syntax is not a point of focus in many descriptive grammars.

Nevertheless, Bantu syntax is a growing field with, as we shall see, a number of phenomena that can influence theoretical debate.

Combining history, archaeology, anthropology, and linguistics, Bantu Africa: BCE to Present, synthesizes current scholarship on one of the most important cultural zones in world history--an area larger than the United States--whose traditions span several thousand years.

The authors show how Bantu cultural ideas continue to shape modern realities in new contexts. SIL Electronic Book Reviews Historical linguistics and the comparative study of African languages By Gerrit J.

Dimmendaal Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Pp. ebook $, €, hardback $, €, paperback $, € ISBN (ebook). Combining history, archaeology, anthropology, and linguistics, Bantu Africa: BCE to Present, synthesizes current scholarship on one of the most important cultural zones in world history--an area larger than the United States--whose traditions span several thousand authors show how Bantu cultural ideas continue to shape modern realities in new contexts.5/5(2).

Initially, all modern linguistics was historical in orientation. Even the study of modern dialects involved looking at their origins. Ferdinand de Saussure's distinction between synchronic and diachronic linguistics is fundamental to the present day organization of the discipline.

Primacy is accorded to synchronic linguistics, and diachronic linguistics is defined as the study of. Derek Nurse edited the first edition of The Bantu Languages and has worked on historical linguistics, language contact, phonological change, Bantu and (East) African languages, Swahili, ethnolinguistics, the interface of linguistics, archaeology.

This collection brings together most of the world's leading Bantuists, as well as some of the most promising younger scholars interested in the history, comparison, and description of Bantu languages. The Bantu languages, numbering as many ashave been at the center of cutting-edge theoretical research in phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

Besides the. Providing descriptive and typological information about the Bantu languages of southern Africa, this volume brings together a set of expert contributors and is divided into two parts: linguistics areas, including phonology, morphology, syntax and historical linguistics, and secondly, the many hundreds of Bantu languages themselves.

View Bantu Linguistics Research Papers on for free. In book: Bantu historical linguistics: theoretical and empirical perspectives. (pp) Chapter: The genesis of verbal negation in Bantu and its dependency on functional features of clause : Tom Güldemann. Bantu Historical Linguistics: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives, ed.

by Jean Marie Hombert and Larry M. Hyman (PDF at Stanford) Filed under: Bantu languages -- Tanzania -- History Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. BCE to CE (c), by Rhonda M. Gonzales (HTML and PDF files. A transdisciplinary approach to the past and present of Bantu languages, Bantu speech communities and their material worlds.

The research starts from the data-driven study of language and/or material culture and is combined — whenever and wherever possible or needed — with methods and theoretical insights from (historical) linguistics, archaeology, (historical). to make the field of Bantu linguistics more transparent and attractive to the general linguist, and to the general linguistics student.

In sum, The Bantu Languages is an important resource for the study of Bantu languages, and a valuable summary of the state of the art in the field, with special emphasis on historical-comparative work.

Library of Congress Catalogmg-m-Pubhcation Data Bantu historical linguistics theoretical and empirical perspectives / edited by Jean-Mane Hombert and Larry M Hyman p cm - (CSLI lecture notes, no 99) Includes bibliographical references (p) and index ISBN (alk paper) ISBN (paper alk paper) I Bantu languages.

African Linguistics at the Crossroads Robert K. Herbert. Rüdiger Köppe, - African languages - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Bidirectionality of Grammaticalization.

Mixed Languages and Bantu Historical.The Bantu Languages. Edited by DEREK NURSE and GE´RARD PHILIPPSON. London: Routledge, Pp. £ (ISBN ). KEY WORDS: Linguistics. At long last here is something that has been lacking for nearly a century: a systematic handbook about the Bantu languages in comparative, descriptive and historical : Phyllis M.

Martin.In the article, Güldemann has some interesting reflections on why this came about: obviously it has a great deal to do with the fact that work on Comparative Bantu has been the jewel in the crown of African historical linguistics pretty much from the beginning, much aided by the fact that there are an awful lot of rather similar languages in.