The impact of contact on conceptual structure: Bantu change-of-state verbs

Crane Ringhofer, T. (!!Speaker), Axel Gustav Fleisch (!!Speaker)

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation


We have developed a battery of tests aimed at teasing out event type construals in isiNdebele
(Nguni, South Africa), and are adapting the tests to a related but different variety, Northern
Transvaal Ndebele. Both varieties are minority languages within the highly multilingual
environment of South Africa, and both exist in heavy contact situations. The study highlights
potential effects of language contact and language change on linguistic possibilities for event
Period16 mar 201718 mar 2017
HändelsetitelFourth Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization
Typ av evenemangKonferens
PlatsGreifswald, Tyskland