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Some problems of African linguistics
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3rd person pronoun adposition adverb African languages aspect marker auxiliary Bantu languages channel cleft Cliticization comitative complement Compounding constituent copula derivative affix Desemanticization diachronic dialects Eastern Nilotic languages Erosion evolution focus marking focus systems following example functional split future marker gender marker genitive Givon grammatical grammaticalization guages Heine inflections involved Kofi kple Kru languages Lehmann lexical linguistic units locative main clause main verb Mande languages me-le means Merger morphemes morphological morphosyntactic Musa nominal periphrasis nominalized verb noun class noun phrase Nupe obligatory out-of-focus clauses particle periphrasis phonological Pidgin plural postpositions PP-periphrasis pragmatic predicate focus marker prefix present processes pronominal reference relational nouns relative clause Rendille semantic sentence serial periphrasis Somali stage Standard Ewe strategy structure suffix suggest Swahili synchronic syntax tense-aspect term focus marker tion tive undergoes verb phrase verbal attraction verbal derivative vowel Westermann 19O7 word order Yoruba