Autumn 2020 – Northwestern Bantu
Location: Online (Skype join link: https://join.skype.com/UQOyTvJW2mcs)
Date/time: 13:30-14:30 CET Wednesdays
23 Sept, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec, 16 Dec
Goals of the reading group:
The reading group is focussed on the following two questions:
- How do Northwestern Bantu languages vary from (other) narrow Bantu languages and from Bantoid/other Niger-Congo languages?
- What variation is there within the Northwestern Bantu languages?
We will read 1 paper for each session and discuss general thoughts about the paper and answer these two questions. On the basis of the languages the participants know, we will build up a typology of Northwestern Bantu to gain further insight into the patterns and variation.
Please contact Zhen, Lis, or Jenneke to be added to access the papers via Surfdrive!
|23 September||Delimiting Northwestern Bantu: Bantu vs Bantoid, Niger-Congo||Blench (2015) Marten (2020)|
|7 October||Phylogenetic approaches||Grollemund et al. (2018) Holden & Gray (2006)|
|21 October||Case studies in variation: Augment||Grégoire & Janssens (1999)|
|4 November||Case studies in variation: Umlaut||Bostoen & Muluwa (2014)|
|18 November||Case studies in variation: Relative construction||Good (2017)|
|2 December||Case studies in variation: Phonology||Hyman (2008) Idiatov & Van der Welde (2016)|
|16 December||Word order of Proto Niger-Congo||Gensler (1994)|