By Jean-Marie Hombert, Larry M. Hyman

This assortment brings jointly many of the world's major Bantuists, in addition to one of the most promising more youthful students attracted to the historical past, comparability, and outline of Bantu languages. The Bantu languages, numbering as many as 500, were on the heart of state-of-the-art theoretical examine in phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. in addition to the problems of category and inner sub-grouping, this quantity treats old and comparative elements of a number of the major typological gains for which this language team is understood: vowel peak concord, noun sessions, difficult tense-aspect structures, and so forth. the result's a compilation that offers the main updated knowing of those and different concerns that may be of curiosity not just to Bantuists and historic linguists, but in addition to these drawn to the phonological, morphological and semantic matters coming up inside of those hugely agglutinative Bantu languages.

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