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Typological Study of Microvariation in Bantu (2)

Typological Study of Microvariation in Bantu (2)

Keywords

  • Typology
  • Bantu
  • Topicalization
  • Negation
  • Tone

Areas

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • East Africa
  • Southern Africa

Website

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About the Project

Project term: April, 2019–March, 2022

This project aims to study microvariation, that is, the internal typology of Bantu languages. The preceding project (phase 1) produced a database from 142 comprehensive parameters for Bantu typology as research outputs. On the grounds of the database, this project investigates further typologies to deepen the individual research topics, such as “Topicalization,” “Negation,” and “Tones” and examines co-variations among parameters. The research outputs of the study will be presented to the communities of both Bantu studies and general typology in and outside of Japan.

Yuko ABE, Project Coordinator (Professor, Lanzhou University)

Members

Coordinator

  • Yuko ABE (Lanzhou University)

ILCAA Staff

  • Daisuke SHINAGAWA

Joint Researchers

  • Maya ABE
  • Koen BOSTOEN
  • Makoto FURUMOTO
  • Hannah GIBSON
  • Rozenn GUÉROIS
  • Masaaki KADOYA
  • Shigeki KAJI
  • Tosirou KAMIYA
  • Junko KOMORI
  • Seunghun LEE
  • Yuka MAKINO
  • Lutz MARTEN
  • Yukiko MORIMOTO
  • Motomichi WAKASA
  • Nobuko YONEDA

Outputs

Meetings

The 6th meeting Report (Japanese)(322KB)

  • Date/Time: Sun 4 Jul 2021 18:00–20:00
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • Yuko ABE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Lanzhou University), Daisuke SHINAGAWA (ILCAA)
    Businness meeting: 1) On the activity schedule in this academic year and our publication, 2) On the application for the next project
    19:00-20:00 All participants
    “Microvariation parameters of tone in participants’ target languages, presentation and discussion”

The 5th meeting Report (Japanese)(127KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 6 Mar 2021 18:00–20:30
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • Organized by Core Project “Linguistic Dynamics Science3” (LingDy3)
  • 18:00-18:30 Daisuke SHINAGAWA (ILCAA)
    “Meeting notes: Microvariation parameters of Bantu tone”
    18:30-20:00 All participants
    “Microvariation parameters of tone in participantsʼ target languages, presentation and discussion”
    20:00-20:30 Yuko ABE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Lanzhou University)
    “Businness meeting about the activities in the next academic year and our achievement publicit”

The 4th meeting Report (Japanese)(451KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 22 Aug – Mon 24 Aug 2020 20:00–22:00
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • Organized by Core Project “Linguistic Dynamics Science3” (LingDy3)
  • 22 - 24 Aug
  • 20:00-22:00 All participants
    “Workshop in compiling data from microvariation parameters for Bantu tone”

The 3rd meeting Report (Japanese)(588KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 20 Jun 2020 20:00–22:10
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • Organized by Core Project “Linguistic Dynamics Science3” (LingDy3)
  • 20:00–20:15 Daisuke SHINAGAWA (ILCAA) , Seunghun LEE (ILCAA Joint researcher, ICU), Yuko ABE (ILCAA Joint researcher)
    “Microvariation parameters for Bantu tone; the trial version and its instruction”
    20:15–22:00 All participants
    “Outline of the tonal phenomena of the participants' target languages: based on the tentative parameters”
    22:00–22:10 All participants
    “Discussion on the tentative version of microvariation parametes for Bantu tone”

The 2nd meeting Report (Japanese)(1MB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 18 Apr 2020 14:00–16:00
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • 14:00–14:50 Daisuke SHINAGAWA (ILCAA)
    “An overview of Cross-Bantu tonology: towards a micro-parametric typology”
    15:00–16:00 All participants
    “General discussion: Towards setting up meaningful parameters of Cross-Bantu tonal micro-typology”

The 1st meeting Report (Japanese)(731KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 26 Oct 2019 13:00–18:00
  • Venue: Room 302, ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese
  • 1. Seunghun Lee(ILCAA Joint Researcher, International Christian University)
    “Correlation analysis of Microvariation data by R (programming language)”
    2. All participants
    “Contribution of data and discussion on microvariation in subject properties in Bantu languages”
    3. All participants
    “Business meeting on annual activities of the project”

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