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Jita Causative Doubling Provides Optimal Paradigms

Laura J. Downing

in Paradigms in Phonological Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199267712
eISBN:
9780191708213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267712.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter argues that the cyclic causative doubling found in Bantu languages such as Jita (spoken in Tanzania) and Bemba (spoken in Zambia) provides evidence in favor of the latter approach. The ... More


Electronic lexicography for lesser-resourced languages: The South African context

D. J. Prinsloo

in Electronic Lexicography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

In this chapter, it is argued that, generally speaking, electronic dictionaries have not lived up to expectations in terms of replacing paper dictionaries in imaginative ways as predicted in the ... More


Variation in the Syntactic Landscape

Claire Halpert

in Argument Licensing and Agreement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190256470
eISBN:
9780190256500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256470.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This concluding chapter reviews the basic evidence behind the proposals in this book and offers a number of conclusions about syntactic variation. It suggests that while Zulu shows evidence for novel ... More


Documenting Ekegusii: How Empowering Research Fulfills Community and Academic Goals

Carlos M Nash

in Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter illustrates the implementation of a model of collaboration between community and linguists in which the practical goals of the community and the research goals are viewed as ... More


Introduction

Claire Halpert

in Argument Licensing and Agreement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190256470
eISBN:
9780190256500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256470.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces some novel properties of Zulu agreement and movement and asks what makes it and other Bantu languages look so different from other languages in these respects, laying out the ... More


Argument Licensing and Agreement

Claire Halpert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190256470
eISBN:
9780190256500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256470.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Nouns in many Bantu languages show a strikingly unrestricted syntactic distribution, leading to proposals that syntactic case does not play an active role in the grammar of Bantu. This book argues ... More


The Phonology of Chichewa

Laura J. Downing and Al Mtenje

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198724742
eISBN:
9780191792281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724742.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Bantu languages have played and continue to play an important role as a source of data illustrating core phonological processes—vowel harmony, nasal place assimilation, postnasal laryngeal ... More


A Failed Mission, Contesting Colonial Rule, and Ecclesiastical Developments

Nicholas M. Creary

in Domesticating a Religious Import: The Jesuits and the Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879-1980

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233342
eISBN:
9780823241774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233342.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Two Bantu language-speaking groups, the VaShona people, who entered the southern African region as early as the ninth century ce and established the state known as Great Zimbabwe by the thirteenth ... More


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