Articles by Author: Lionel Posthumus

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  1. Can the deictic centre be shifted?

    Can the deictic centre be shifted?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Some prominent linguists on tense accept that a distinction has to be drawn between two tense forms, namely absolute and relative tense. Relative tense is then regarded as that tense form where the deictic centre (which serves as the origo...
  2. The so-called adjective in Zulu

    The so-called adjective in Zulu

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Analyses of the so-called adjective of Zulu are often guilty of language projection. The traditional terms ‘adjective’ and ‘relative’ as well as the ‘predicative use of the adjective (also referred to as the copulative use) as opposed to ‘attributive use...
  3. When does ‘become’ BECOME ‘be’?

    When does ‘become’ BECOME ‘be’?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    An analysis of Zulu data proves that the inchoative meaning of copulatives is basically marked by the copulative verb stem -ba or an inflection thereof. The underlying copulative verb stems *-li (in the positive) and -si (in the negative) denote...
  4. Naming the so-called continuous past tenses of the south-eastern Bantu languages with particular reference to Zulu

    Naming the so-called continuous past tenses of the south-eastern Bantu languages with particular reference to Zulu

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Scholars have used terminology such as ‘tenses of the participial’, ‘compound tenses’ and ‘continuous past’ or ‘durative past tenses’ to refer to a wide range of compound tenses of Zulu and the southeastern Bantu languages in general. Doke (1981) even...
  5. Tense marking in copulatives with particular reference to isiZulu

    Tense marking in copulatives with particular reference to isiZulu

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    While the realisation of tense in the main verbs of isiZulu has been described in detail, the realisation of tense in copulatives has not been described adequately. The aim of this article is to supply a systematic account of the...
  6. A REVIEW OF THE SO-CALLED -BE/-BA PAST TENSES OF ZULU

    A REVIEW OF THE SO-CALLED -BE/-BA PAST TENSES OF ZULU

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The aim of this paper is to give a semantic explanation of the verb groups with -be/-ba as a deficient verb stem and to account for elision within the deficient verb groups. The different types of complements will also be...
  7. DIE TAALGEBRUIK VAN TWEE PROEFGROEPE

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Taalfasette
  8. LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE TEACHING

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Taalfasette
  9. WOORDBEGRENSING IN AFRIKAANS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Taalfasette