LINGUIST List 10.1776

Tue Nov 23 1999

Qs: Bantu, World Atlas of Ling Structures

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  1. Mayrene Bentley, Intensives in Bantu
  2. Ludo Lejeune, Resources on languages

Message 1: Intensives in Bantu

Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:38:05 +0300
From: Mayrene Bentley <>
Subject: Intensives in Bantu

Dear Linguists,

My colleague and I are looking for any recent work on intensives or the
double applicative in Bantu languages. We will post a summary of any
current research in this area.
Drs. Mayrene Bentley and Josephat Rugemalira
Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Message 2: Resources on languages

Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 11:49:24 +0100
From: Ludo Lejeune <>
Subject: Resources on languages

Dear List-members,

For the "World Atlas of Linguistic Structures" we are investigating the
imperative in 200 languages. Unfortunately there are a few languages
about which we have no source(s) of information available at the moment.
These are :

Avar, Guarani, Ket, Krongo, Sango, Bribri, Ekari, Hanis Coos (Coosan),
Ingush, Kawesqar, Kiribatese, Pitjantjatjara, Shipibo-Conibo, Trumai and

We are looking for (articles on the) grammar(s) of these languages, or
for a (near native) speaker of one of these languages. If youknow about
either of these two options, please contact us. To the (near native)
speakers of these languages we will then send a copy of our
questionnaire they can fill in an mail back to us. We will also make the
result of this 'literature hunt' available on the list.

Kindest greetings and many thanks

University of Antwerp (UIA-GER)
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B-2610 Wilrijk-Antwerpen
phone + 32 3 820 27 76
fax + 32 3 820 27 62
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