The Bantu Languages

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Derek Nurse, Gérard Philippson
Taylor & Francis, Jul 3, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 728 pages
Geographically, Bantu languages are spoken in the southern half of Africa. Genetically, they form part of Benue-Congo, itself a part of the huge Niger-Congo phylum. The exact place of Bantu in this framework is controversial, and there is no comprehensive overview of Bantu. This volume provides a set of theoretically-informed descriptive and typological statements about Bantu.

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About the author (2003)

Gerard Philippson is Professor of Bantu Languages at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales and is a member of the Dyamique de Langage research team of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Lyon II University. He has mainly worked on comparative Bantu tonology. Other areas of interest include Afro-Asiatic, general phonology, linguistic classification and its correlation with population genetics.

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