Ngongo Mbata, the main and most affluent center of the Kongo kingdom’s
Mbata province in the seventeenth century, is well known from the historical sources, but
virtually unexplored in archaeological publications. Ngongo ...
Clist, Bernard; Cranshof, Els; De Maret, Pierre; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice; Kaumba, Mandela; Matonda, Igor; Nikis, Nicolas; Bostoen, Koen(Antiquity Publications, 2015-10)
The Kongo kingdom, which arose in Central Africa’s Atlantic coast region, is an emblem of
Africa’s past and an important cultural landmark for Africans and the African Diaspora
(Figure 1). As a result of its early ...
Dom, Sebastian; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice; Bostoen, Koen(De Gruyter, 2018)
This article aims to give a semantic study of the reflexes of one specific
tense/aspect form, namely the so-called *-a-B-a construction, in a cluster of about
40-odd Kikongo language varieties spoken in a wide area around ...
Kawalya, Deo; Bostoen, Koen; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice(John Benjamins Publishing, 2014)
In this article the semantic evolution of the modal verb -sóból- in Luganda is
examined through the analysis of a diachronic corpus spanning the last 120
years. It is shown that the usage frequency of this verb increased ...
We present results, analyses, and an in-depth historical contextualization
of the fieldwork undertaken in 2012 and 2013 at the Kindoki site in the
Lower Congo (DRC). This site is linked to Mbanza Nsundi, one of the ...
Mberamihigo, Ferdinand; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice; Bostoen, Koen(De Gruyter, 2016-10)
La présente étude concerne l’évolution sémantique et formelle d’un
adverbe épistémique du kirundi, umeengo/umeenga, les deux formes constituant
des variantes libres. Elle est une des premières études s’inscrivant en ...
De Kind, Jasper; Dom, Sebastian; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice; Bostoen, Koen(De Gruyter, 2015-11)
Across Bantu, several polysemic markers expressing progressive
aspect and so-called predication focus have been reported (Güldemann 2003;
Hyman and Watters 1984). In this article, we examine two such markers in
Kawalya, Deo; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice; Bostoen, Koen(Elsevier, 2018-04)
This article offers a synchronic and diachronic analysis of the use and meaning of the verbal prefix -andi- in the Great Lakes Bantu language Luganda (JE15). On the basis of a text corpus of 4 million tokens, we show that ...
Bostoen, Koen; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice(John Benjamins Publishing, 2015-02)
In this article we reconstruct the actuation and transmission of a phonological
innovation known as prefix reduction within the Kikongo language cluster
situated in the wider Lower Congo region of Central Africa. We argue ...
This article offers an in‑depth historical‑comparative linguistic account of the origin and etymology of ngangula. This term is not only a widespread blacksmith term in the Lower Congo region, but also a traditional royal ...