Joint Research Projects

Typological Study of Microvariation in Bantu (2) (2019.04-2022.03)


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 (Associate Professor, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University)

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