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Language and Ethnobotany

Chapter in book
Authors Karsten Legère
Published in The Oxford Handbook of African Languages / edited by Rainer Vossen and Gerrit J. Dimmendaal.
Pages 733-749
ISBN 9780199609895
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford
Publication year 2020
Published at Department of Languages and Literatures
Pages 733-749
Language en
Keywords Bantu languages, common plant names, botanical identification and classification, noun class relevance, e.g. class 3/4
Subject categories Bantu languages


A summary of research results of ethnobotanical studies in the Central African Republic, DRC, Namibia and Tanzania, discussion of linguistic aspects that are prominent in common plant name analysis, such as the allocation of plant names to particular noun classes, diminutives and augmentatives, ethnobotanical hierarchies that play a role in a particular language and in the context of Bantu languages in general

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