LINGUIST List 10.1686

Fri Nov 5 1999

Books: Bantu Languages

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  1. Jouni Maho, A Comparative Study of Bantu Noun Classes, J. Maho

Message 1: A Comparative Study of Bantu Noun Classes, J. Maho

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 14:21:21 +0100
From: Jouni Maho <>
Subject: A Comparative Study of Bantu Noun Classes, J. Maho

Maho, Jouni (Goteborg U.)
Orientalia et africana gothoburgensia, no 13
Goteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis
91-7346-364-7 (pb); xvi+388; October 1999
Price: SEK 200.-

This dissertation/book contains a comparative survey of the noun class
systems in the sub-Saharan Bantu languages. The overall aim is to describe
linguistic variation and relate that to diachronic issues. The focus is on
grammar and semantics. The study includes a tentative typology of Bantu
noun class systems, a dialectological survey of some grammatical features
related to Bantu noun class systems and a partial reconstruction of an
assumed Proto-Bantu noun class system. Data is drawn from some 330 Bantu

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Jouni Maho
Department of Oriental and African Languages
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