Language in Africa publishes new research on the understudied West-Coastal Bantu language Ngwi

Based on fieldwork they carried out in 2019 around Idiofa (DRC) as part of the BantuFirst project, Sara Pacchiarotti & Koen Bostoen (BantUGent) have a new article out on the understudied West-Coastal Bantu language Ngwi. The article is titled “The evolution of the noun class system of Ngwi (West-Coastal Bantu, B861, DRC)” and has been published in open access in the third number of the second volume of the Russian journal Language in Africa.


The same journal issue unfortunately also contains an in memoriam for the regretted Russian linguist and Africanist Alexandra (Sasha) Vydrina who tragically died on September 16, 2021 at the age of 33. BantUGent expresses its deepest regrets and sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues.