Focus Strategies in African Languages: The Interaction of Focus and Grammar in Niger-Congo and Afro-Asiatic
Enoch Oladé Aboh, Katharina Hartmann, Malte Zimmermann
Mouton de Gruyter, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 324 pages
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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6.water abdul accent Adjunction African Languages African Linguistics Aghem auxiliary Bantu languages Benue-Congo Benue-Congo languages C-domain Cali Cambridge Chichewa cleft analysis clitic context Coptic copula discourse discussion Dynamic Syntax ex-situ focus constructions example feature Focp focus marker focus marking focus phrase focus phrase analysis focus position focus projection focus structure focused constituent Frascarelli functional grammar grammaticalization Gungbe Hausa Hyman Igbo in-situ inflection information structure interpretation intonation Kikuyu Kimatuumbi Kirundi left periphery Lelemi lexical Manfredi morphological nee/cee negation Niger-Congo nominal Northern Sotho noun Obj/Adv object clitic Odden particle phonetic phonological phrase phrasal pitch pitch accent postverbal pragmatic predicate preverbal object pronoun prosodic question Reintges relative clauses Rizzi semantic sentence Setswana Somali syllable syntactic tense tion tonal tone languages tonemes topic and focus tree Ty(e unfixed node University Press verb phrase verbal vowel wh-in-situ wh-phrases wh-questions word order