Lexical structures, lexical semantics

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This chapter describes important advances have been made in studies of Bantu lexical semantics,present a broad overview of the ‘state-of-the-art’ of research in Bantu lexical semantics, while also pointing out areas where further research is called for.The bulk of the chapter is dedicated to describing key issues in major word classes, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and adverbials, locatives and spatial terms, and ideophones. Also briefly discussed are derivational strategies and their semantic effects, and studies in historical lexical semantics and their cross-disciplinary significance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Guide to the Bantu Languages
EditorsLutz Marten, Nancy Kula, Ellen Hurst, Jochen Zeller
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Bantu
  • lexical semantics

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