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Title: What Bantu Child Speech Data Tells Us About the Controversial Semantics of Bantu Noun Class System
Written By: Daniel Franck Idiata
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 67

The question of semantism of Bantu nominal classes has risen and still
rises heated debates between Africanist linguists, in general, and
Bantuists, in particular. The present book, which comes back on that
exciting subject treats the question of the correlation between affixes of
classes and semantic categorization in a new perspective, that of the
language acquisition in children. It is about comparing historical data
(proto-Bantu reconstructions) and the reality of nominal class systems in
synchrony with acquisitional strategies developed by children in the
acquisition process of these systems by children.

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Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Language Acquisition
Language Family(ies): Central Bantu
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895864625
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 170
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