SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

International Workshop on Bantu Languages: Studies in East African Bantu and Microvariation


Date: 1 March 2014Time: 10:20 AM

Finishes: 1 March 2014Time: 5:40 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 116

Type of Event: Workshop

  • 10.20 Welcome
  • 10.30-11.10 Nobuko Yoneda (Osaka University)
    The conjoint-disjoint distinction in Matengo
  • 11.10-11.50 Yuko Abe (ILCAA Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    Persistive in Bende
  • 11.50-12.30 Yukiko Morimoto (Humboldt University Berlin)
    Focus in Kikuyu
  • 12.30-2 Lunch
  • 2-2.40 Josephat Rugemalira (University of Dar es Salaam)
    Bantu structure and linguistic explanation
  • 2.40-3.20 Atikonda Mtenje (Mzuzu University, Malawi and Centre for African Language Diversity, University of Cape Town)
    Noun class system micro-variation: A case study of Cisukwa, Cindali and Cilambya
  • 3.20-4  Jenneke van der Wal and Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge)
    From macroparameters to nanoparameters: a comparative Bantu study
  • 4-4.20 Tea Break
  • 4.20-5 Daisuke Shinagawa (Kagawa University)
    Vowel coalescence and morphological micro-variations in Kilimanjaro Bantu
  • 5-5.40 Henry Muzale (University of Dar es Salaam)
  • 5.40 Close

    This event is free. All welcome!

    Further information and registration: Hannah Gibson or Lutz Marten

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