Article published in:Interdependence of Diachronic and Synchronic Analyses
Edited by Folke Josephson and Ingmar Söhrman
[Studies in Language Companion Series 103] 2008
► pp. 283–298
Comparative TAM morphology in Niger-Congo: The case of persistive, and some other markers in Bantu
The present paper looks at so-called persistive markers (denoting something like “still going on”) in the sub-Saharan Bantu languages, one of the major subgroups of the Niger-Congo language phylum. The intention is to relate these persistive markers, in terms of cognacy, to a few non-persistive markers (especially progressives and futures).
Published online: 29 August 2008