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mer. 13/12/2017 Atelier Histoire et Ecologie des Langues: Gerard Philippson: The bizarre phonological system of Bube (A31) and its relationship to “Proto- Bantu”.
ISH-Andre Frossard

The Bobe language (ebobée or ɛʧo, Bantu A31) spoken on the volcanic island of Bioko (formerly Fernando Póo) in Equatorial Guinea was until recently very poorly described. However publications by Justo Bolekia Boleká (Diccionario español-Bubi, 2009; Lingüística bantú a través del Bubi, 2008) have provided abundant lexical - and some grammatical - data which enable Bantuists to better take notice of both the great diversity of local varieties, which is doubtless due to the difficult mountainous terrain of this volcanic island, and of some specific phonological features not usually found together in the average Bantu language - I should point out that these are not exotic sounds per se (with the exception perhaps of an areally unusual supra-segmental phenomenon) since they mostly belong to a basic consonant inventory in terms of Maddieson (1984). What is surprising is the type of Bantu correspondences exhibited by the various dialects, some of which have unconditioned denasalisation like in ɓ≠ɔ́lla "child" cf. Duala m≠ɔ́na, and contextual nasalisation, in very unlikely environments like in si≠rɔːḿ "bird" CB *-nɔ̀dí or ba≠nna "blood", CB *-gìdá !

I will present in turn the geographical location of the language and the dialect situation on Bioko and briefly review the various linguistic groups of Guthrie's zone A and their phonological typology. I will then turn to the correspondences between the consonant inventories (vowels are not problematic) of the various dialects and how they relate to Common Bantu, pointing out their peculiarities vis-à-vis other Bantu languages. Finally I will discuss what these features can tell us on the position of Bube within the overall classification of Bantu languages.

ven. 15/12/2017 Symphonie des oscillations cérébrales lors de la perception de la parole: Etudes comportementale et en MEG chez les enfants neurotypiques et dysphasiques
Amphi G1, Gerland, Lyon 1
Soutenance de doctorat de : Hélène Guiraud

ven. 15/12/2017 Séminaire DTT - Atelier Typologie sémantique
ISH - Salle Berty Albrecht

The preliminary analysis of spontaneous Motion events in Nepali
Krishna Prasad Parajuli

In this talk, I will present a preliminary analysis of spontaneous motion events in Nepali, an Indo-Aryan language (Masica, 1991) spoken in Nepal by c. 12 million speakers (CBS report 2012). I will first introduce some general characteristics of Nepali, and will present the methodology and the data collected for this study. I will then discuss the different types of constructions used by the speakers to express motion (e.g. simplex vs. compound verbs, conjunctive participles), and show how semantic elements of motion (e.g. Path, Manner, Deixis) are distributed across the sentence in different lexical and grammatical elements. Furthermore, the presentation will address the use and the function of conjunctive participles (Grierson, 1916; Masica, 1991) that can convey the meaning of either Manner or Path, and that can express simultaneous co-events of motion or subsequent motion events.

Government of Nepal, National Planning Commission (Central Bureau of Statistics) (CBS)). 2012. National population and housing census 2011. (National report) vol. 01. Kathmandu: Government of Nepal.

Grierson, G. A. 1916. Linguistic survey of India vol. IX, part IV (first edition). Delhi: Motilal Banarasidas.

Masica, Colin P. 1991. The Indo-Aryan Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Talmy, Leonard. 2000. Toward a cognitive semantics volume II: Typology and process in concept structuring. Cambridge, Massachusetts, London: The MIT Press.

jeu. 21/12/2017 Réunion Interne
Réunion interne de l'axe DTT
ISH - salla André Frossard

ven. 22/12/2017 Séminaire DTT - Conférences Geny Gonzales et Esteban Diaz

Geny Gonzales (DDL): "Egophoricity and Evidential-Epistemic morphemes in Nam Trik"

Esteban Diaz (DDL): "Clause types and directive speech acts in Nasa Yuwe"



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