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Theoretical Aspects of Bantu Grammar 1

The study of Bantu languages of sub-Saharan Africa has provided the basis for significant contributions to research in linguistics. In recent years they have been used to advance morphological as well as syntactic theory, and in the study of interface relations in grammatical theory. The papers assembled in this volume, contributed by leading scholars in Bantu and general linguistics, deal with various aspects of the structure of Bantu languages.

300 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1993

Lecture Notes

African Studies

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies, Syntax and Semantics

Table of Contents

1: Object Asymmetries and the Chichewa Applicative Construction
Alex Alsina, Sam A. McHombo.
2: Object Asymmetries in Comparative Bantu Syntax
Joan Bresnan, Lioba Moshi.
3: The Applicative in Chishona and Lexical Mapping Theory
Carolyn Harford
4: Implications of Asymnietries in Double Object Constructions
Alec Marantz
5: On Nominal Morphology and DP Structure
Vicki Carstens
6: Reflexive and Reciprocal in Chichewa
Sam A. McHombo
7: The Augment in Luganda: Syntax or Pragmatics?
Larry M. Hyman, Francis X. Katamba.
8: Non-Augmented NPs in Kinande as Negative Polarity Items
Ljiljana Progovac
Name Index
Language Index
Subject Index

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