Mirativity and evidentiality in Bantu

On October 7th 2021 Hannah Gibson and Jenneke van der Wal organise an online workshop exploring the expression of mirativity and evidentiality in Bantu languages.

You are welcome to attend – please contact Hannah Gibson (h.gibson /at/ essex.ac.uk) or Jenneke van der Wal (g.j.van.der.wal /at/ hum.leidenuniv.nl) if you are interested, and we will send you the Zoom link!

Preliminary schedule (times in CEST):

13:00 Start and welcome  Hannah Gibson and Jenneke van der Wal 
13:10-13:40 A corpus-driven analysis of the Luganda near-synonym evidential particles mbu and nti  Deo Kawalya 
13:40-14:10 Looking for evidentiality in Bantu  Thera Crane 
14:10-14:40 Mirativity in Gĩkũyũ and Kiswahili   Claudius Kihara 
14:40-15:00 BREAK 
15:00-15:30 The expression of miratives in Rukiga  Allen Asiimwe 
15:30-16:00 On the possibility of a mirative enclitic in Shangaji Maud Devos 
16:00-16:30 Post-verbal clitics and mirativity in Bemba Nancy Kula, Hannah Gibson and Kyle Jerro  
16:30-17:00 BREAK 
17:00-17:30 Possible evidentiality in Copi  Melle Groen 
17:30-18:00 Evidentiality Contrasts and TAM Marking in Bamiléké-Dschang: A Case of Double Duty Matthew N. Czuba 
18:00-18:30 Emphatic interpretations of Object Marking  Lippard et al 
18:30-19:00 Discussion + end 
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