Publications

To appear

Asiimwe, Allen, Maria Kouneli, and Jenneke van der Wal. Determiner spreading in Rukiga. Linguistics.

Barbiers, Sjef, Guido Vanden Wyngaerd, and Jenneke van der Wal. Theoretical approaches to comparative syntax. In Maria Polinsky, Norbert Corver, and Sjef Barbiers (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Comparative Syntax.

Kerr, Elisabeth, Allen Asiimwe, Patrick Kanampiu, Zhen Li, Amani Lusekelo, Ernest Nshemezimana, and Jenneke van der Wal. Bantu word order between discourse and grammatical roles. Linguistique et Langues Africaines.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. The conjoint/disjoint alternation. The Oxford Guide to the Bantu Languages.

Van der Wal, Jenneke, and Amani Lusekelo. The V and CV augment and exhaustive focus in Kinyakyusa. Studies in African Linguistics.

Submitted

Simon Msovela, Jenneke van der Wal, and Amani Lusekelo. Subject inversion in Kinyakyusa.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. How to find information structure. In Skopeteas, Stavros, Firmin Ahoua, and Dafydd Gibbon (eds.), Linguistic Fieldwork and Language Documentation, A Course Book on Foundational and Advanced Skills.

2022

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2022. A featural typology of Bantu agreement. Oxford University Press. [Open Access!]

Fuchs, Zuzanna, and Jenneke van der Wal. 2022. Gender on little n in Bantu. Linguistic Variation 22(1). 267–323. PDF

Bárány, András, and Jenneke van der Wal. 2022. We don’t Agree (only) upwards. Linguistic Inquiry 53 (3): 501–521. PDF

Van der Wal, Jenneke, and Aurélio Simango. 2022. Subject inversion in Changana. In Ezra Chambal Nhampoca and Letícia Cao Ponso (eds.), Pesquisa e ensino em línguas moçambicanas. Um tributo a Bento Sitoe, 229-247. Maputo: Gala-Gala Edições. pre-final version

Kruijsdijk, Iris, Nina van der Vlugt, and Jenneke van der Wal. 2022. The insubordinated infinitive in Makhuwa-Enahara (P31) and the expression of feelings. In Jorrig Vogels & Sterre Leufkens (eds), Linguistics in the Netherlands 39, 122-142. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2021

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2021. On the use of idioms for testing focus. Semantic Fieldwork Methods 3(2).

Asiimwe, Allen, and Jenneke van der Wal. 2021. The multifunctionality of -o in Rukiga: pronoun, contrastive topic, and mirative marker. Nordic Journal of African Studies 30 (1).

2020

Van der Wal, Jenneke, Heleen Smits, Sara Petrollino, Victoria Nyst, and Maarten Kossmann (eds). 2020. Essays on African languages and linguistics, in honour of Maarten Mous. ASCL Occasional Publication 41.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2020. From macroparameters to nanoparameters – a comparative Bantu case study. In Bárány, András, Theresa Biberauer, Jamie Douglas, and Sten Vikner (eds.), Syntactic architecture and its consequences I: Syntax inside the grammar, 25-60. Berlin: Language Science Press.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2020. Review of Van de Velde, Mark, Koen Bostoen, Derek Nurse and Gérard Philippson (eds.), The Bantu Languages, second edition. London: Routledge. Linguistic Typology 24(2). 399-412.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2020. The AWSOM correlation in comparative Bantu object marking. In Katharina Hartmann, Johannes Mursell, and Peter W. Smith (eds.), Agree to agree: Agreement in the Minimalist Program, 199-234. Open Generative Syntax, Language Science Press.

Van der Wal, Jenneke, and Allen Asiimwe. 2020. The residue of the conjoint/disjoint alternation in Rukiga. Studies in African Linguistics 49(1). 43-59.

2019

Ahn, Dorothy, and Jenneke van der Wal. 2019. What does that Lugwere demonstrative refer to? A semantic analysis of proximity and exteriority. Studies in African Linguistics 48(1), 1-24.

Holmberg, Anders, Michelle Sheehan, and Jenneke van der Wal. 2019. Movement from the double object construction is not fully symmetrical. Linguistic Inquiry 50(4). 677-721. PDF

2018

Sheehan, Michelle and Jenneke van der Wal. 2018. Evidence for nominal licensing in caseless languages. Journal of Linguistics 54. 527-589. PDF

2017

Van der Wal, Jenneke and Larry Hyman (eds). 2017. The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu. Trends in Linguistics series. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2017. What is the conjoint/disjoint alternation? In Van der Wal, Jenneke and Larry Hyman (eds), The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu, 14-60. Trends in Linguistics series. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. PDF

Gibson, Hannah, Andriana Koumbarou, Lutz Marten and Jenneke van der Wal. 2017. Locating the Bantu conjoint/disjoint alternation in a typology of focus marking. In Van der Wal, Jenneke and Larry Hyman (eds), The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu, 61-99. Trends in Linguistics series. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. PDF

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2017. Flexibility in symmetry: An implicational relation in Bantu double object constructions. In Sheehan, Michelle and Laura R. Bailey (eds.), Order and structure in syntax II: Subjecthood and argument structure, 115–152. Berlin: Language Science Press.

2016

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2016. Diagnosing focus. Studies in Language 40(2), 259-301. PDF

Sheehan, Michelle and Jenneke van der Wal. 2016. Do we need abstract Case? In Kim, Kyeong-min et al. (eds), Proceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 351-360. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Van der Wal, Jenneke and Saudah Namyalo. 2016. The interaction of two focus marking strategies in Luganda. In Doris L. Payne, Sara Pacchiarotti & Mokaya Bosire (eds.), Diversity in African languages, 355–377. Berlin: Language Science Press.

2015

Van der Wal, Jenneke and Jacky Maniacky. 2015. How ‘person’ got into focus. Linguistics 53(1), 1-52. PDF

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2015. Information structure, (inter)subjectivity and objectification. Journal of Linguistics 14(2), 425-464PDF

Van der Wal, Jenneke and Tonjes Veenstra. 2015. The long and short of verb alternations in Mauritian Creole and Bantu languages. Folia Linguistica 49(1), 85-116. PDF

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2015. A note on the (non-existing) passive in Matengo. Linguistique et Langues Africaines 1, 81-98.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2015. Evidence for abstract Case in Bantu. Lingua 165, 109-132. PDF

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2015. Bantu Syntax. Oxford Handbooks Online.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2015. Bantu object clitics as defective goals. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique LX(2-3), 277-296.

2014

Devos, Maud and Jenneke van der Wal (eds). 2014. COME and GO off the beaten grammaticalization path. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2014. Tests for focus. In El Zarka, Dina and Steffen Heidinger (eds), Grazer Linguistischer Studien, 105-134. -> see ‘Diagnosing focus’ (2016)

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2014. Subordinate clauses and exclusive focus in Makhuwa. In Van Gijn, Rik, Jeremy Hammond, Dejan Matić, Saskia van Putten & Ana Vilacy Galucio (eds), Information Structure and Reference Tracking in Complex Sentences, 45-70. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF

Marten, Lutz and Jenneke van der Wal. 2014. A typology of Bantu subject inversion. Linguistic Variation 14(2), 318-368. PDF

2013

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2013. (Inter)subjectification in Makhuwa. From demonstrative to pragmatic particle. Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 1-44. prefinal | publisher

2012

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2012. Location, time, condition: grammaticalisation of a demonstrative in Makhuwa. Africana Linguistica XVIII, 235-259. PDF

Kavari, Jekura, Lutz Marten and Jenneke van der Wal. 2012. Tone cases in Otjiherero: head-complement relations, linear order, and information structure. Africana Linguistica XVIII, 315-353. PDF

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2012. Subject agreement and the EPP in Bantu Agreeing InversionCambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 6, 201-236.

2011

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2011. Focus excluding alternatives: conjoint/disjoint marking in Makhuwa. Lingua 121(11), 1734-1750. PDF

Buell, Leston, Kristina Riedel and Jenneke van der Wal. 2011. What the Bantu languages can tell us about word order and movement. Lingua 121(5), 689-701.

Buell, Leston, Kristina Riedel and Jenneke van der Wal (eds). 2011. Movement and word order in Bantu. Special issue of Lingua 121(5).

2010

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2010. The Makhuwa non-subject relative as a participial modifier. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 31(2), 205-231. PDF

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2010. Functions of demonstratives in Makhuwa narratives. Africana Linguistica XVI, 183-213. PDF

Devos, Maud and Jenneke van der Wal. 2010. ‘Go’ on a rare grammaticalisation path to focus. In Nouwen, Rick and Jacqueline van Kampen, Linguistics in the Netherlands 27, 45-58. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2010. Review of ‘On information structure, meaning and form’, edited by Kerstin Schwabe and Susanne Winkler. Linguistische Berichte 222, 253-256.

2009

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2009. Word order and information structure in Makhuwa-Enahara. Utrecht: LOT. (PhD dissertation)

2008

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2008. Agreement in thetic sentences in Bantu and Romance. In De Cat, Cecile and Katherine Demuth (eds), The Bantu-Romance Connection. A comparative investigation of verbal agreement, DPs and information structure, 323-350. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF

2006

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2006. Predicative tone lowering in Makhuwa. 2006. In Van de Weijer, Jeroen and Bettelou Los (eds), Linguistics in the Netherlands 23, 224-236. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2006. The disjoint verb form and an empty Immediate After Verb position in Makhuwa. In Downing, Laura, Lutz Marten and Sabine Zerbian (eds), ZASPiL 43, 233-256.

In preparation

González, Paz, Jenneke van der Wal, Claudia Berruti, Victor van Doorn, Irina Morozova, Jai von Raesfeld Meyer, Thomas Vorisek. Using virtual reality for linguistic fieldwork.

Kerr, Elisabeth, and Jenneke van der Wal. Indirect truth marking through degrees of backgrounding: evidence from Bantu.

Lipták, Anikó, and Jenneke van der Wal. Gapping in Makhuwa-Enahara.

Van der Wal, Jenneke, and Kyle Jerro. A contrastive topic analysis of Bantu predicate doubling.

Verdonschot, Rinus, Jenneke van der Wal, Birgit Knudsen, Ashley Lewis, Sarah Von Grebmer zu Wolfsthurn, Niels O. Schiller, Peter Hagoort. The processing of morphosyntactic focus: an EEG study on Makhuwa-Enahara.

Van der Wal, Jenneke (ed.), The expression of information structure in Bantu. Proposal accepted for Contemporary African Linguistics series of Language Science Press.

Van der Wal, Jenneke, Allen Asiimwe, Patrick Kanampiu, Elisabeth Kerr, Zhen Li, Amani Lusekelo, Nelsa Nhantumbo, Ernest Nshemezimana. Introduction to the volume ‘The expression of information structure in Bantu’.

Asiimwe, Allen, and Jenneke van der Wal. The expression of information structure in Rukiga.

Kanampiu, Patrick, and Jenneke van der Wal. The expression of information structure in Kîîtharaka.

Lusekelo, Amani, Jenneke van der Wal, and Simon Msovela. The expression of information structure in Kinyakyusa.

Nhantumbo, Nelsa, and Jenneke van der Wal. The expression of information structure in Cicopi.

Nshemezimana, Ernest, and Jenneke van der Wal. The expression of information structure in Kirundi.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. The expression of information structure in Makhuwa-Enahara.