PhDs and Master thesis

Grollemund, R., 2012, « Nouvelles approches en classification : Application aux langues bantu du Nord-Ouest »,
Ph.D Dissertation, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, 550 pp. Download as pdf

Grollemund, R., 2006, « Les Okande du Gabon, locuteurs d’une langue en danger (langue bantu du groupe B 30). Langue et culture »,
Mémoire de Master 2, Sciences du Langage, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, 249 pp.

Grollemund, R., 2005, « Esquisse de description de l’okande – Langue bantu du groupe B 30 »,
Mémoire de Master 1, Sciences du Langage, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, 49 pp.


Atindogbé, G. and Grollemund, R. (eds), 2017.
« Relative clauses in Cameroonian Languages: Structure, function and Semantics », Berlin/Boston, De Gruyter Mouton, 287 pp.


Patin, E., Lopez, M., Grollemund, R., Verdu, P., Harmant, C., Quach, H., Laval, G., Perry, G.H., Barreiro, L.B., Froment, A., Heyer, E., Massougbodji, A., Fortes-Lima, C., Migot-Nabias, F., Bellis, G., Dugoujon, J.-M., Pereira, J.B., Fernandes, V., Pereira, L., Van der Veen, L., Mouguiama-Daouda, P., Bustamante, C.D., Hombert, J.-M., Quintana-Murci, L., 2017. Dispersals and genetic adaptation of Bantu-speaking populations in Africa and North America. Science, 356, pp. 543-546. Paper here.

Grollemund, R., Branford, B., Bostoen, K., Meade, A., Venditti, C. & Pagel, M., 2015. « Bantu expansion shows habitat alters the route and pace of human dispersals ». Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 112:43, pp. 13296-13301. Download as pdf

de Schryver, G.-M., Grollemund, R., Branford, S. and Bostoen K., 2015. « Introducing a state-of-the-art phylogenetic classification of the Kikongo language cluster ». Africana Linguistica , 21, pp. 87-162.

Bostoen, K., Clist, B., Doumenge, C., Grollemund, R., Hombert, J.-M., Koni Muluwa, J. & Maley, J., 2015. « Middle to Late Holocene Palaeoclimatic Change and the Early Bantu Expansion in the Rain Forests of West Central-Africa ». Current Anthropology, 56:3, pp. 354-384.

Bostoen, K., Grollemund, R., Muluwa, J., 2013. « Climate-induced vegetation dynamics and the Bantu expansion: evidence from Bantu names for pioneer trees (Elaeis guineensis, Canarium schweinfurthii and Musanga cecropioides) ». C.R. Geoscience, 345:7-8, pp. 336-349.

Chapters in books

Grollemund, R., Branford, B., Hombert, J.-M. & Watters, J. (forth.) « Towards a new phylogenetic classification of Bantoid languages ». In Towards Proto-Niger-Congo: Comparison and Reconstruction, Watters, J. (ed.), Language Science Press.

Philippson, G. & Grollemund, R. 2019. « Classifying Bantu languages ». In The Bantu Languages, Second Edition, Van de Velde, M. & Bostoen, K. (eds). London-New-York: Routledge Press.

Grollemund, R., Hombert, J.-M. & Branford, B. 2018. « A Phylogenetic study of North-Western Bantu and South Bantoid languages ». In The Dynamics of Language: Plenary and focus lectures from the 20th International Congress of Linguists Cape Town, July 2018, Mesthrie, R. & Bradley, D. (eds), Cape Town: UCT Press.

Hombert, J.M. & Grollemund, R., 2018. « Phylogenetic Classification of Grassfields Languages ». In Revealing structure: Finding patterns in grammars and using grammatical patterns to elucidate language. A Festschrift to honor Larry M. Hyman, Buckley, G., Crane, T. & Good, J. (eds), Stanford, California: CSLI Publications.

Grollemund, R. & Hombert, J.M., 2012. « Use of Plant Names for the Classification of the Bantu Languages of Gabon », in Selected Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Connell, B. & Rolle, N. (eds), Somerville, MA, Cascadilla Proceedings Project, pp. 150-163. Download as pdf