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A historical and typological linguistic study of Bantu influence in Malagasy.

Malagasy (spoken in Madagascar) is an Austronesian language closely related to the South East Barito languages in South Borneo. Its grammar is considered to be typically Austronesian. However, it also betrays some unmistakeably Bantu influence. The aim of this project is to make an in-depth study of this influence, using a combination of historical and typological linguistics (including contact-induced language change theory).
Datum:1 jul 2008  →  30 jun 2011
Trefwoorden:Historical linguistics, Contact effects, Austronesian languages, Bantu languages
Disciplines:Linguïstiek, Talen, Literatuurwetenschappen