Focus Strategies in African Languages: The Interaction of Focus and Grammar in Niger-Congo and Afro-Asiatic

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Enoch Oladé Aboh, Katharina Hartmann, Malte Zimmermann
Mouton de Gruyter, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 324 pages
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Contains a collection of articles on focus in the Niger-Congo and Afro-Asiatic language groups. This book investigates focus-related phenomena from different theoretical and methodological perspectives: the interaction of focus and prosody, the effect of focus on word order, the inventory of focus-marking devices, and others.

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Contents

The contribution of African languages
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The inventory of focus marking devices
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Nuclear stress in Eastern BenueKwa NigerCongo
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Enoch Olade Aboh, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Katharina Hartmannand Malte Zimmermann, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany.

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