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Gibson, Hannah, Kula, Nancy C., Marten, Lutz and Taji, Julius (2023) 'Suffix order restrictions in Bantu.' In: Ackema, Peter, Bendjaballah, Sabrina, Bonet, Eulàlia and Antonio, Fábregas, (eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Morphology. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

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Abstract

Bantu languages typically have a rich and complex verb structure, where a range of derivational suffixes can be distinguished. Focusing on the interaction of applicative, causative, reciprocal and passive suffixes, different theoretical and analytical models have been used to explain the order of these suffixes. Work over the past 40 years has shown that the phonological shape of the suffixes, a morphological template determining suffix ordering, semantic scope and syntactic derivation all play a role in understanding suffix order in Bantu. In addition, research in this area has shown rich variation between different Bantu languages, including specific developments and restrictions on morphological processes and the interaction of derivational and inflectional suffixes. The area of suffix order restrictions has become a central topic in Bantu linguistics and in studies of the interaction between phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics more broadly.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics > Department of Linguistics
ISBN: 9781119693574
Copyright Statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following chapter, which has been published in final form at Ackema, Peter, Bendjaballah, Sabrina, Bonet, Eulàlia and Antonio, Fábregas, (eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Morphology. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119693604.morphcom002
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2024 11:20
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/41466
Related URLs: https://doi.org ... 604.morphcom002 (Publisher URL)
Funders: Leverhulme Trust

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