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
Language: English
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.

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