Introduction

The papers in this volume reflect a number of broad themes which have emerged during the meetings of the project as particularly relevant for current Bantu linguistics. [...] The papers show that approaches to Bantu ling
The papers in this volume reflect a number of broad themes which have emerged during the meetings of the project as particularly relevant for current Bantu linguistics. [...] The papers show that approaches to Bantu linguistics have also developed in new directions since this foundational work. For example, interaction of phonological phrasing with syntax and word order on the one hand, and with information structure on the other, is more prominent in the papers here than in earlier literature. Quite generally, the role of information structure for the understanding of Bantu syntax has become more important, in particular with respect to the expression of topic and focus, but also for the analysis of more central syntactic concerns such as questions and relative clauses. This, of course, relates to a wider development in linguistic theory to incorporate notions of topic and focus into core syntactic analysis, and it is not surprising that work on Bantu languages and on linguistic theory are closely related to each other in this respect. Another noteworthy development is the increasing interest in variation among Bantu languages which reflects the fact that more empirical evidence from more Bantu languages has become available over the last decade or so. The picture that emerges from this research is that morpho-syntactic variation in Bantu is rich and complex, and that there is strong potential to link this research to research on micro-variation in European (and other) languages, and to the study of morpho-syntactic variables, or parameters, more generally.
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Author:Laura J. Downing, Lutz Marten, Sabine Zerbian
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-309465
URL:http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/189.html
ISSN:1435-9588
ISSN:0947-7055
Parent Title (English):Papers in Bantu grammar and description / editors: Laura J. Downing, Lutz Marten & Sabine Zerbian, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin, April 2006, : ZAS papers in linguistics ; Nr. 43, S. 1-7
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2013/11/14
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/14
SWD-Keyword:Bantusprachen; Hypotaxe; Interrogativsatz; Intonation <Linguistik>; Lokativ; Morphem; Morphosyntax; Parataxe; Phonologie; Satz; Syntaktische Kongruenz; Thema-Rhema-Gliederung; Valenz <Linguistik>; Wortstellung
Volume:43
Pagenumber:7
First Page:1
Last Page:7
HeBIS PPN:381258041
Dewey Decimal Classification:493 Nichtsemitische afroasiatische Sprachen
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Phonetik/Phonologie / Phonetics/Phonology
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Morphologie / Morphology
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZASPiL 43 = Papers in Bantu grammar and description
Journal: Dazugehörige Zeitschrift anzeigen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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