Gilles-Maurice de Schryver

List of John Benjamins publications for which Gilles-Maurice de Schryver plays a role.


Dom, Sebastian, Gilles-Maurice de Schryver and Koen Bostoen 2022 Kisikongo (Bantu, H16a) present-future isomorphismDevelopment of Tense and Aspect Systems, Gvozdanović, Jadranka (ed.), pp. 105–141 | Chapter
Kawalya, Deo, Koen Bostoen and Gilles-Maurice de Schryver 2021 A diachronic corpus-driven study of the expression of possibility in Luganda (Bantu, JE15)International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 26:3, pp. 336–369 | Article
This article employs a 4-million-word diachronic corpus to examine how the expression of possibility has evolved in Luganda since the 1890s to the present, by focusing on the language’s three main potential markers -yînz-, -sóból- and -andi-, and their historical interaction. It is shown that… read more
Dom, Sebastian, Gilles-Maurice de Schryver and Koen Bostoen 2020 Kisikongo (Bantu, H16a) present-future isomorphism: A diachronic conspiracy between semantics and phonologyDevelopment of tense and aspect systems, Gvozdanović, Jadranka (ed.), pp. 251–288 | Article
The North-Angolan Bantu language Kisikongo has a present tense (Ø-R-ang-a; R = root) that is morphologically more marked than the future tense (Ø-R-a). We reconstruct how this typologically uncommon tense-marking feature came about by drawing on both historical and comparative evidence. Our… read more
In this article we reconstruct the actuation and transmission of a phonological innovation known as prefix reduction within the Kikongo language cluster situated in the wider Lower Congo region of Central Africa. We argue that this change spread from a focal area coinciding with the heartland of… read more
Kawalya, Deo, Koen Bostoen and Gilles-Maurice de Schryver 2014 Diachronic semantics of the modal verb -sóból- in Luganda: A corpus-driven approachInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 19:1, pp. 60–93 | Article