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INTRODUCTION TO FOCUS AND TOPIC STRUCTURES
WAXA CLEFTS AND CLEFT REDUCTION
NP FOCUS STRUCTURES WITH BAA AND AYAA
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Amina analysis anaphoric Andrzejewski l975 apply approach argued arguments arkay askari baa and ayaa brought THE MONEY Cali Cali baa Chapter Cleft Reduction concord concord rules constraint copula coreference coreferential derived discourse discussed East Cushitic languages embedded sentences example fact feminine FOC+he Focus Fronting focus structures focused NP full NP grammatical headword inuu keenay lacag lacagtii Left Dislocation lexical item Linguistics lower sentence main sentence man+the masculine maxay miyaa money+the morpheme morphological movement rule negative ninka ninkii ninku noun NP focus occur P.S. rules phrase structure rules pragmatic pragmatic rules predicted problems reduced clefts relative clause relativization rule of Focus sentence type shown Somali subject marking subject pronouns syntax tareen tegay that+he thing topic NP topic structures ungrammatical verb focus particle verbless waxa clefts waxaan doonayaa waxay weak pronouns WH-item WH-movement rule WH-NP WH-questions word order wuxuu yahay yes-no questions