The purpose of this paper is to disentangle a number of overlapping concepts that have been invoked in Bantu studies to characterize the relation between a verb and what follows it. Starting with the conjoint/disjoint distinction, I then consider its potential relation to “metatony”, “tone cases”, “augments”, prosody, and focus in Bantu.
January 1, 2017
Hyman, L. M. (2017). Disentangling conjoint, disjoint, metatony, tone cases, augments, prosody, and focus in Bantu. In J. van der Wal & L. M. Hyman (Eds), The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu, pp.99-120. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.