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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 <jouni.mahoafrican.gu.se>
Subject: A Comparative Study of Bantu Noun Classes, J. Maho


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

ABSTRACT:
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
languages.

A longer abstract can be read at:

 http://www.orient.gu.se/afrikanska/prj005.html

while order can be directed to:

 Jan.Ahmanub.gu.se

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Jouni Maho
Department of Oriental and African Languages
GOTEBORG UNIVERSITY
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