Workshop on Bantu Languages, 01/03@SOAS

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

Saturday 1 March 2014, SOAS, Russell Square Main Building, Room 116

10:00 a.m.-6 p.m.

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)

TBC

5.40 Close

This event is free. All welcome!

Further information and registration: Hannah Gibson hg6@soas.ac.uk or Lutz Marten lm5@soas.ac.uk

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