Deo Kawalya and Maud Devos present their research at “Mirativity and evidentiality in Bantu”-workshop

On October 7, 2021, Hannah Gibson and Jenneke van der Wal organise an online workshop exploring the expression of mirativity and evidentiality in Bantu languages with research from amongst other Deo Kawalya (University of Makerere – BantUGent) & Maud Devos (RMCA – BantUGent).

Please contact Hannah Gibson ( or Jenneke van der Wal ( if you are interested. They will send you the Zoom link!


13:00 Start and welcome Hannah Gibson and Jenneke van der Wal
13:10-13:40 A corpus-driven analysis of the Luganda near-synonym evidential particles mbu and nti Deo Kawalya
13:40-14:10 Looking for evidentiality in Bantu Thera Crane
14:10-14:40 Mirativity in Gĩkũyũ and Kiswahili Claudius Kihara
14:40-15:00 BREAK
15:00-15:30 The expression of miratives in Rukiga Allen Asiimwe
15:30-16:00 On the possibility of a mirative enclitic in Shangaji Maud Devos
16:00-16:30 Post-verbal clitics and mirativity in Bemba Nancy Kula, Hannah Gibson and Kyle Jerro
16:30-17:00 BREAK
17:00-17:30 Possible evidentiality in Copi Melle Groen
17:30-18:00 Evidentiality Contrasts and TAM Marking in Bamiléké-Dschang: A Case of Double Duty Matthew N. Czuba
18:00-18:30 Emphatic interpretations of Object Marking Hannah Lippard, Justine Sikuku, Crisófia Langa da Camara, and Michael Diercks