Michael Karani

Michael Karani
University of Dar es Salaam | UDSM · Centre for Communication Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
1. Linguistics: Ideophones, Interjections, Arusa Phonetics 2. Communication Studies: Writing Skills transfer among university students, Nonverbal communication in Arusa Maasai
Additional affiliations
November 2013 - present
University of Dar es Salaam
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturing and doing research in linguistics and communication studies
Education
January 2015 - March 2018
Stellenbosch University
Field of study
  • African languages
September 2011 - November 2013
University of Dar es Salaam
Field of study
  • Linguistics
September 2007 - November 2010
University of Dar es Salaam
Field of study
  • Linguistics, Literature and Education

Publications

Publications (4)
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The present article expands our empirical and theoretical knowledge of conative animal calls (CACs) in the languages of the world. By drawing on canonical typology and prototype theory – and by contrasting the original evidence related to the category of CACs in Arusa Maasai with the evidence concerning CACs in other languages that is currently ava...
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The present paper analyzes the degree of the argumenthood or adjuncthood of elements licensed by the dative applicative (DA) construction in Arusa within a canonical approach to the argument-adjunct distinction. After testing DA elements for the various criteria and diagnostics associated with the typologically-driven prototype of arguments and adj...
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The present paper studies the semantics of the so-called perfective (PFV) form in Arusa (Maasai), using the model of the dynamic (one- and two-dimensional) semantic maps. The analysis demonstrates that PFV is a broad, semi-advanced resultative-path gram. It spans large sections of the two sub-paths of the resultative path: the anterior path (presen...
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This paper discusses the phenomenon of L(eft) D(islocation) in Arusa-a southern variety of Maasai-and, in particular, the presence of resumption in LD constructions. With respect to resumption, Arusa allows for two types of LD. In most cases, a non-resumptive type of LD is used. This variant is obligatory if a possible resumptive element refers to...

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