|Nordic Journal of African Studies - Abstract|
|Title:||Exceptional Properties of the Reflexive in Bantu Languages|
|Author:||Michael R. Marlo|
|Published:||© Nordic Journal of African Studies Vol. 24(1) 2015, pp. 1–22|
|Keywords:||Bantu, derivation, object marking, reflexive, tone|
This article provides an overview of the numerous exceptional morphosyntactic and phonological properties of the reflexive compared to other object prefixes in Bantu languages. These properties are considered in light of Marlo’s (2014, 2015, to appear) micro-typological studies of Bantu object marking, and the proposal that the 1sg object prefix and the reflexive may be in a position closer to the verb stem than other object prefixes.