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Slouching Towards Deponency: A Family of Mismatches in the Bantu Verb Stem*

Jeff Good

in Deponency and Morphological Mismatches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264102
eISBN:
9780191734380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses some morphological idiosyncrasies that involve the four Bantu verbal suffixes. The terms passivization and applicativization are used in the chapter to refer to abstract ... More


A study of blood donor motivation in South Africa

Richard M. Titmuss

in The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349570
eISBN:
9781447349587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349570.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter looks at a study of blood donor motivation in South Africa, which was commissioned by the Natal Blood Transfusion Service and carried out in Durban. Much of the fieldwork was done by six ... More


The Shift into Apartheid's Second Phase, 1959–1961

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter shows that between 1959 and 1961, Apartheid and the influx control policy shifted gear into a discrete second phase. The second phase of Apartheid inaugurated a series of new premises, ... More


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


Patterns of dispersal and diversification in Africa

Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, Mily Crevels, and Pieter Muysken

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents some background considerations relevant to the patterns of language dispersal and diversification in Africa. First an overview of languages and language families is given. There ... More


The Bantu Expansion: Some facts and fiction

Koen Bostoen

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Bantu Expansion, the foremost linguistic, cultural, and demographic event in Late Holocene Africa, has sparked a fervent interdisciplinary debate, especially regarding its driving forces. As is ... More


Considering Problematic Codeswitching Data and Other Approaches

CAROL MYERS-SCOTTON

in Contact Linguistics: Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299530
eISBN:
9780191708107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter considers data that are problematic for the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model. These include: Arabic determiners in codeswitching; ‘do’ verb (light verbs) constructions; and Embedded ... More


Applied Verbs in Swahili

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter applies the results of the study to a new set of original data — namely, applied (or applicative) verbs in Swahili. These verb forms have as standard been argued to result from a process ... More


Ngoma: Discourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa

John Janzen

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520072657
eISBN:
9780520910850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520072657.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Ngoma, in Bantu, means drum, song, performance, and healing cult or association. A widespread form of ritual healing in Central and Southern Africa, it is fully investigated here for the first time ... More


Mimesis

Anne Storch

in Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Here, spirit languages are presented that contribute to perfect imitations and mimetic interpretations of foreigners, dominant groups, etc., by their speakers. Mimesis is also an interesting strategy ... 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


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


Nurturing Bantu Africanness in Bahia

Kwame Dixon and John Burdick

in Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037561
eISBN:
9780813043098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037561.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 1 examines the spiritual, social, and philosophical basis of Bantu Blackness as well as the social justice ethos of Bantu activists in Bahia, Brazil.


‘African philosophy’ The History of an Expression

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Revisioning French Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620207
eISBN:
9781789623727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620207.003.0021
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Souleymane Bachir Diagne’s text is on the history of what has been called ‘African philosophy,’ a phrase with origins in the early post-World War II period. Diagne begins by tracing the complex ... 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


What Are We Trying to Preserve? Diversity, Change, and Ideology at the Edge of the Cameroonian Grassfields*

Pierpaolo Di Carlo and Jeff Good

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Losses associated with language endangerment need not be restricted to individual language systems but can also involve the disappearance of distinctive language ecologies. This chapter explores the ... More


Unmasking the Bantu Orthographic Vowels: The Challenge for Language Documentation and Description

Joash J. Gambarage

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/9780190256340.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Bantu vowel phonemes are reflexes of the Proto-Bantu seven-vowel system /*i *ɪ * ε‎ *a *ɔ *ʊ *u/. While lax high vowels were supplanted in some systems because of vowel mergers in the first two ... More


Segmental Phonology: Vowels

Laura J. Downing and Al Mtenje

in The Phonology of Chichewa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198724742
eISBN:
9780191792281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724742.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Chichewa vowel phoneme inventory and its relation to the Proto-Bantu vowel inventory. The distribution of vowels in different morphological and ... 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


A Brief History of Autosegmental Phonology with Special Reference to Its Founder

WIlliam R . Leben

in Shaping Phonology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562452
eISBN:
9780226562599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562599.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This article traces developments in areas of autosegmental phonology where John Goldsmith made his largest contributions, starting with its origins and proceeding to his work on many Bantu languages, ... More


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