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East African Languages and Dialects, vol. 18: Semantic assignment rules in Bantu classes

Assibi A. Amidu

East African Languages and Dialects, vol. 18: Semantic assignment rules in Bantu classes

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Published by R udiger K oppe Verlag in K oln .
Written in English

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  • Other Languages

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    SeriesEast African Languages and Dialects -- 18
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    Open LibraryOL22764438M
    ISBN 109783896457035

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East African Languages and Dialects, vol. 18: Semantic assignment rules in Bantu classes by Assibi A. Amidu Download PDF EPUB FB2

The languages of Africa are divided into several major language families. Niger–Congo or perhaps Atlantic–Congo languages (Bantu and non-Bantu, the inclusion of Mande and a few other groups is disputed) are spoken in West, Central, Southeast and Southern Africa.; Afroasiatic languages are spread throughout Western Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa and parts of the Sahel.

East African Languages and Dialects. Edited by: Bernd Heine, Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig. University of Cologne. The series deals with several linguistic aspects (grammar, pragmatics, semantics, lexicon etc.) of the various Bantu languages in East Africa. African Bantu languages. In turn, It is the main language in East Africa, classes, which differ in semantic meani ng, morphology, and syntax.

The Niger–Congo languages constitute the largest language family spoken in West Africa and perhaps the world in terms of the number of languages.

One of its salient features is an elaborate noun class system with grammatical concord.A large majority of languages of this family are tonal such as Yoruba and Igbo, Ashanti and Ewe language.A major branch of Niger–Congo languages is the Bantu. Bantu languages. This volume is the first comprehensive description of the linguistic components of the language.

The book is divided into four parts: Part 1 presents the language and its dialects. Part 2 deals with the segmental phonetics and phonology of the language. The phonemes of the language are fully described, and phonological rules.

Swahili, also known by its native name Kiswahili, is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili is a lingua franca of the African Great Lakes region and other parts of East and Southern Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, some parts of Malawi, Somalia, Zambia, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Many Vol. 18: Semantic assignment rules in Bantu classes book languages are written with an extended Latin script, while a number of others, such as Arabic, use non-Latin scripts.

For these languages – unlike languages whose orthographies use essentially the same character set as Western European languages (as is the case with many languages in southern and East Africa) – the advent of Unicode represents a new era of possibilities.

Niamey, 14­21 janvier Paris. Derek Nurse: Inheritance, Contact, and Change in Two East African Languages. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe-Verlag. (paperback). EUR The goal of this book is to examine inheritance, contact and linguistic change in East Africa, notably in the Bantu languages Daiso and Ilwana.

Book reviews JALL 25­1 ily in the Bantu languages), and the semantics of neologistic names that signal what African farmers had in mind when they made the crop their own. whence they were introduced to India and then to East Africa between B.C.

and A.D. In East Africa, farmers developed two distinctive plantain regimes sensitive to. The Khoisan languages were once spoken across all of southern Africa from southern Angola in the west to Swaziland in the east and the Cape of Good Hope in the south (see the map).The 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, however, have witnessed the death of many of the recorded languages and dialects, and their distribution is now largely confined to Botswana and Namibia.

linguistics in the corridor: a review of research on the bantu languages of south-west tanzania, north-east zambia, and north malawi Article (PDF Available) September with Reads. and tertiary institutions within East African Languages and Dialects without Africa.

It is the language of instruction in Tanzania in primary schools (Webb and Kembo-Sure ) and a medium of instruction in Kenya in lower classes () in primary schools whose pupil composition is of mixed linguistic backgrounds. It is a discipline of academia in many Universities globally.

Some words about Bantu linguistic structure are in order here by way of introduction to OluTsootso. The language is agglutinative. Nominal roots take one of a pair of prefixes which usually designate singular and plural; these prefixes in turn are the same for many of the animate human nouns, while another pair of prefixes is common for trees and flowering plants; others designate liquids.

Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensive volume presents grammatical analyses of individual Bantu languages, comparative studies of their main phonetic, phonological and grammatical characteristics and overview chapters on their history and classification.

It is estimated that some to million people, or one in three Africans, are Bantu speakers. In this article, the oldest Bantu dictionary hitherto known is explored, that is the Vocabularium Latinum, Hispanicum, e Congense, handed down to us through a manuscript from by the Flemish Capuchin Joris van Gheel, missionary in the Kongo (present-day north-western Angola and the southern part of the Lower Congo Province of the DRC).The manuscript was heavily reworked by the Belgian.

The book includes chapters on both general issues concerning tone and inflection as well as case studies on lesser known languages of Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, and Mesoamerica, with a special focus on the Oto-Manguean languages.

Read more. Chewa (also known as Nyanja (/ ˈ n j æ n dʒ ə /) is a Bantu language spoken in much of Southern, Southeast and East Africa, namely the countries of Malawi and Zambia, where it is an official language, and Mozambique and Zimbabwe where it is a recognised minority language.

The noun class prefix chi-is used for languages, so the language is usually called Chichewa and Chinyanja (spelled. Amidu, Assibi (): Semantic Assignment Rules in Bantu Classes; A Reanalysis Based on Kiswahili Amidu, Assibi Apatewon (): Locative marking and locative choice in Swahili and their semantic and grammatical implications Amidu, Assibi Apatewon ():.

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The few exceptions include, first, some Bantu languages (Kavango Bantu, Sotho, Yei, and the Nguni languages, e.g. Xhosa, Zulu, and Ndebele), which have borrowed their clicks from neighbouring Khoisan languages.

Second, Sandawe. Next, Hadza, and finally Dahalo, a Cushitic language with only dental clicks. AbstractThe present paper deals with 82 words of possible African origin registered in Uruguay by Ildefonso Pereda Valdés and Rolando Laguarda Trías between and Many of the lexical items were probably introduced by enslaved Africans brought to the region during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Evidence shows that most of the words are apparently shared with varieties of Spanish. No Balochi dialect has been standardized, because, it is not used in education and because of racial biases which exist among different Baloch tribes.

However, in Germany, Italy, and Sweden, academics are trying to standardize one of the dialects of that language which seems to be an important language in the Middle East. Such a task would have to be achieved in a historical-comparative monograph and not in a collective volume with papers, for example, on compound verbs in one language cluster (pp.

–), on demonstrative and relative structures in another language cluster (pp. –) and on dialects in a third language (pp. The Central Saharan and Macrosudanic families are two further groupings, the former covering a large but mostly sparsely inhabited region north and east of Lake Chad (including Kanuri), the latter various Sudanic languages around the Nile-Congo divide and eastwards in the Nilotic and Great Lakes region of East Africa.

11 Finally there is the. Closely related to Kirundi (spoken in Burundi), Mashi (spoken in the South Kivu region of Congo), and Kiha (spoken in northwestern Tanzania), Kinyarwanda is a Bantu language.

Less than 10 percent of Rwanda's population also speaks French, and a small portion speaks English, primarily refugees returned from Uganda and Kenya. Social and literary background. The linguistic basis—the example of Bantu.

Some literary tools. Presentation of the material. The literary complexity of African cultures. I In Africa, as elsewhere, literature is practised in a society. It is obvious that any analysis of African literature must take account of the social and historical context—and never more so than in the case of oral.

Full text of "The Bantu Speaking Tribes Of South Africa" See other formats. On the historical reality of the different subgroups of “Great Lakes Bantu,” see David Schoenbrun, “Great Lakes Bantu: Classification and Settlement Chronology,” Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika 14 (): 1–62; Derek Nurse, “Historical Classifications of East African Bantu Languages,” in Jean-Marie Hombert and Larry M.

Hyman, eds. This pioneering volume will be of interest not only to syntacticians, but also second-language researchers and those working on variation in English. Reviews Hoffmann's book is a pleasure to read and the arguments are easy to follow.

The present book, which come back on that exiting subject treat the question of the correlation between affixes of classes and semantic categorization in a new perspective, that of the language acquisition in children.

lt is about comparing historical data (proto-Bantu reconstructions) and the reality of nominal class systems in synchrony with. Distribution. Chewa is the most widely known language of Malawi, spoken mostly in the Central and Southern Regions of that country.

[8] " It is also one of the seven official African languages of Zambia, where it is spoken mostly in the Eastern Province and Lusaka Province (the Lusaka Nyanja dialect).It is also spoken in Mozambique, especially in the provinces of Tete and Niassa, as well as in.

This advanced historical linguistics course book deals with the historical and comparative study of African languages. The first part functions as an elementary introduction to the comparative method, involving the establishment of lexical and grammatical cognates, the reconstruction of their historical development, techniques for the subclassification of related languages, and the use of.

Free-Hunters, Serf-Tribes, and Submerged Classes in East Africa. Man Bantu Peoples of Eastern Kenya and Northeastern Tanzania. In R.A. Hamilton, ed. History and Archaeology in Africa, London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Digo (Chidigo) is a Bantu language spoken primarily along the East African coast between Mombasa and Tanga by the Digo people of Kenya and Tanzania. New!!: Swahili language and Digo language See more» Digraphia. In sociolinguistics, digraphia refers to the use of more than one writing system for the same language.

New!!. The Arabic Bible is used to a limited extent, and parts of the Bible have been translated also into the Wolof and Mandingo languages. German East Africa: A German colony and sphere of influence lying on the east coast of Africa, between British East Africa and Portuguese East Africa, and extending inland to Lakes Nyassa and Tanganyika.

Area. As a result, we can reconstruct the Proto-language of the Super Family: Negro/Black African-Egyptian (BAE) the SPL, while reconstructing the proto-language of the the languages in each subgroup, e.g., Mande, which includes a variety of dialects and represent the IPLs.

But neither Proto-Bantu or Proto-Mande forms any sort of hierarchy for BAE. History of Central Africa. In Activity One we learned about the geography, cultures, politics and natural resources of Central Africa, discovering that it is an area of great diversity. Activity Two will focus on the historical evolution of Central Africa from the first occupation of the area more than years ago, through the development of centralized kingdoms, the colonial experience.

The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.

relations. In South Africa, English has been spoken sinceco-existing with Afrikaans and various African languages such as the Khoe and Bantu languages. Today, about 9 percent of the South African population speaks South African English (SAE) as a first language.

SAE is a non-rhotic variety, which tends to follow RP as a norm. American Anthropologist. February, Vol(#1): In this article, Alland argues for the application of the Darwinian model of evolution to cultural evolution. This is possible because evolution is a “total process” of the interaction between biological and cultural variables.

The Case for the Indigenous languages in South Africa. African Languages Colonized to Serve Divisive Dysfunctionality. South African languages (the languages of the 10(ten) peoples of South Africa has be under constant attack from the colonizers and their use of the languages (English and Africans) as the official languages of government and.A number of native speakers of various Slavic lects were interviewed about mutual intelligibility, language/dialect confusion, the state of their language, its history and so on.

In addition, a Net search was done of forums where speakers of Slavic languages were discussing how much of other Slavic languages they understand.A report on language and education in Mozambique languages prepared by Núcleo de Estudo das Línguas Moçambicanas (NELIMO; Unit for the Study of Mozambican Languages) includes 20 Bantu languages (quoted in A.

Lopes, ). This source discrepancy on Mozambique’s current language situation points to the difficulty in assessing the.