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Jacky Maniacky

Cultural anthropology & history

Culture & Society


* Bantu languages, focusing on zones H and K. Bantu descriptive and comparative studies. Tonology. Ethnobotany / Phytonymy. Ethnozoology / zoonymy. Grammaticalization
* Co-oordination of Research Projects:
- [with universities of Rondônia (Brazil) and Luanda (Angola)] As Origens Etimológicas dos Brasileirismos de Origem Bantu: 2009 -
- [with universities of Rondônia (Brazil) and Luanda (Angola)] Descrição das Línguas Bantu de Angola: 2009 –
- [with universities of Brazzaville (Congo) and Kinshasa (RDCongo)] Contribution à la valorisation du savoir local et à l'intégration des langues nationales dans le système éducatif: le cas de l'aire kitubaphone (kikongo véhiculaire) (Promotor): 2009 – 2013
- [with Universities of Louvain, Leuven, Gent, Antwerpen (Belgium) and Hannover (Germany)] Grammaticalization and (inter)subjectification (RMCA Promotor): 2007 – 2011
- Crossing borders: An Integrated Archaeological and Linguistic approach to Population Dynamics in southern Central Africa: 2005 – 2009
- [with IRST Butare (Rwanda)] Compilation assistée du dictionnaire kinyarwanda (Promotor): 2007 –
- Bantu Lexical Reconstructions: 2003 –
- Words and Plants: étude linguistique comparative et historique sur le vocabulaire des plantes alimentaires dans les langues bantu (Promotor): 2003 – 2006
- [with Max Planck Institute, Leipzig (Germany)] Languages, Genes and the Bantu Problem: Western Zambia as a Case Study (Promotor): 2007 – 2010
* Other ongoing research topics:
- Kibeembe (Bantu H11, Congo): mainly on nominal and verbal tonology
- Ngangela (Bantu (K12, Angola): lexicography
- Bantu comparative issues mainly on ‘tone case’ languages and final negative elements