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On the relation between noun prefixes and grammaticalisation in Nguni relative clauses.
This paper discusses morphological and syntactic aspects of relative clauses in two related Southern Bantu language groups. In Sotho-Tswana, object relative clauses are formed by means of clause-initial relative complementisers ...
Relative clause formation in the Bantu languages of South Africa.
(Southern African Applied Linguistics Association & The Linguistics Society of Southern Africa., 2004)
This article discusses (verbal) relative clauses in the Bantu languages spoken in South Africa. The first part of the article offers a comparison of the relative clause formation strategies in Sotho, Tsonga, Nguni and ...
Universal principles and parametric variation : remarks on formal linguistics and the grammar of Zulu.
(University of KwaZulu-Natal., 2005)
Research on topics of an essentially African nature should be regarded as a cornerstone of learning at an African university. At the same time, this research must avoid becoming insular and parochial. The study of the ...
Word-level and phrase-level prefixes in Zulu.
(Akadémiai Kiadó., 2003-05)
In Zulu, one of the nine officially recognised Bantu languages of South Africa, the predicate of a relative clause is usually modified with a prefix which expresses both relativisation and agreement with the subject of the ...
Raising out of finite CP in Nguni: the case of fanele.
(Southern African Applied Linguistics Association & The Linguistics Society of Southern Africa., 2006)
The Nguni modal verb fanele can select a finite clause in the subjunctive mood as its complement. Typically, the thematic subject of this clausal complement remains in the embedded subject position, in which case the ...
On the subject marker in Kinyarwanda.
(Southern African Applied Linguistics Association & The Linguistics Society of Southern Africa., 2008)
This article examines the morphosyntactic representation of the subject agreement marker (SM) in null subject constructions in the Bantu language Kinyarwanda. Three prominent analyses are compared. The first analysis ...
Object marking in isiZulu.
(Southern African Applied Linguistics Association & The Linguistics Society of Southern Africa., 2012)
I examine object marking in the Nguni language isiZulu, focusing specifically on those properties that are subject to micro-parametric variation within the Bantu family. This includes the occurrence of object markers in ...
Home language and English language ability in South Africa: Insights from new data.
(Southern African Applied Linguistics Association & The Linguistics Society of Southern Africa., 2011)
In this paper we analyse data on language ability collected in a new nationally representative household survey, the National Income Dynamics Study, which captures information on reading and writing ability, both in the ...
The subject marker in Bantu as an antifocus marker.
(University of Stellenbosch. Department of General Linguistics., 2008)
No abstract available.
Derived subjects in Kinyarwanda locative constructions.
(University of Stellenbosch. Department of General Linguistics., 2006)
No abstract available.