SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Francisca Everduim


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Francisca Everduim
Thesis title:
Morphosyntactic Variation in Bantu
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PhD Research

I am part of the Leverhulme-funded research project in Morphosyntactic Variation in Bantu, which explores linguistic similarities within a sample of Bantu languages, a group of 450 languages spoken in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. The project, under the direction of Lutz Marten, aims to use grammatical data to demonstrate how the structures of different Bantu languages have been shaped by the interaction of processes of historical innovation, language contact, and universal functions of human language. As part of this project, I will conduct an independent micro-comparative study of 2-3 closely related Bantu languages, the results of which will feed back directly into the overall project.