The Zulu locative prefix ku- revisited: a corpus-based approach

@article{Schryver2002TheZL,
  title={The Zulu locative prefix ku- revisited: a corpus-based approach},
  author={Gilles-Maurice de Schryver and Rach{\'e}lle Gauton},
  journal={Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={20},
  pages={201 - 220}
}
  • Gilles-Maurice de Schryver, Rachélle Gauton
  • Published 2002
  • Computer Science
  • Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
  • This article re-examines the distribution of the class 17 locative prefix ku- and its variants kwi- and ko- in the locativisation of nouns in Zulu. To this end an electronic corpus of 5 million running Zulu words—the University of Pretoria Zulu Corpus (PZC)—is queried. We indicate how PZC can be used to highlight previously under-emphasised and overlooked aspects of a seemingly well-documented language feature such as the class 17 locative prefix ku-. Analysing the output proffered by PZC—an… CONTINUE READING
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