Program (Preliminary)

Friday, November 14

10:00-10:15
Introduction

10:15-11:15
Lisa L.-S. Cheng (Universiteit Leiden) & Laura J. Downing (Göteborgs Universitet) 
Indefinite Subjects in Durban Zulu

11:15-12:15
Georges Martial Embanga Aborobongui (LPP/UMR7018, Sorbonne Nouvelle), Fatima Hamlaoui (ZAS) & Annie Rialland  (LPP/UMR7018, Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Syntactic and Phonological Aspects of Left and Right Dislocation in Embosi (Bantu C25, Congo-Brazzaville)

12:15-13:45
Lunch

13:45-14:45
Rozenn Guérois (DDL, Université Lumière Lyon 2) 
The Preverbal Domain in Cuwabo (Mozambique, P34)

14:45-15:45
Jenneke van der Wal (University of Cambridge) & Saudah Namyalo (Makerere University) 
On Luganda Preverbal Focus and Morphological Marking

15:45-16:00 
Coffee Break

16:00-17:00
Tom Güldemann (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) & Yukiko Morimoto (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Preverbal Verbs in Bantu

 

Saturday, November 15

10:00-11:00
Maarten Mous (Leiden Universiteit) 
TAM-Full Object-Verb Order in Mbam languages of Cameroon

11:00-12:00
Jasper de Kind (Ghent Universiteit)
Word Order in Kikongo (H16): On the Origins of a Preverbal Focus Position and the Pragmatic Neutralization of SOV

12:00-13:30
Lunch

13:30-14:30
Fatima Hamlaoui (ZAS)
Bare Passives in Selected Bantu and Western Nilotic Languages

14:30-15:30
Joseph Koni Muluwa (Ghent Universiteit) & Koen Bostoen (Ghent Universiteit)
The Information Structure of Preverbal Domains in Mbuun, Nsong and Nsambaan (Bantu B80, DRC)

15:30-15:45
Coffee Break

15:45-16:45
Lutz Marten (SOAS)
The Preverbal Position(s) in Bantu Inversion Constructions: Theoretical and Comparative Considerations