1. Lexical Semantics and Selection of TAM in Bantu Languages: A Case of Semantic Classification of Kiswahili Verbs

Amani Lusekelo

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures & Languages) , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 89-102

Abstract
  The existing literature on Bantu verbal semantics demonstrated that inherent semantic content of verbs pairs directly with the selection of tense, aspect and modality formatives in Bantu languages like Chasu, Lucazi, Lusamia, and Shiyeyi. Thus, the gist of this paper is the articulation of semantic classification ...  Read More

2. The Consequences of the Contacts between Bantu and Non-Bantu Languages around Lake Eyasi in Northern Tanzania

Amani Lusekelo

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 62-75

Abstract
  In rural Tanzania, recent major influences happen between Kiswahili and English to ethnic languages rather than ethnic languages, which had been in contact for so long, influencing each other. In this work, I report the results of investigation of lexical changes in indigenous languages that aimed at ...  Read More

3. An Analysis of Metaphoric Use of Names of Body Parts in the Bantu Language Kifipa

Amani Lusekelo; Daudi Isaac Kapufi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 106-118

Abstract
  This paper focused on the way names of body parts are artistically used to convey meanings and messages in Kifipa, a Bantu language spoken in Tanzania. Since the body parts metaphors are used by people to portray meanings in their daily conversations (Kovecses, 2004; Vierke, 2012), the paper investigated ...  Read More