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Mande languages are characterized by a typologically unusual rigid S-O-V-X word order pattern, and do not fit neatly into the traditional category of “verb-final” languages. While subjects and objects precede the verb, all oblique arguments and adjuncts follow it. Several diachronic...
In Mbuun (B87), a Bantu language spoken in the Bandundu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the valency-increasing functions of the causative and the applicative have, to a certain extent, the same formal expression. They are encoded morphologically by a derivational suffix which...
This paper investigates the distribution of argument and adjunct question phrases in Ikalanga. It is argued that both adjunct and argument question phrases in this language are focused, but that the former are merged in the specifier of a focus phrase (which projects either within v P or higher...
An analysis of the segmental phonology of Koorete ( kòorete ) is presented, with sections on vowels, consonants, and consonant clusters. The analysis differs from earlier ones (Hayward, Afrika und Übersee LXV: 211–268, 1982, Ford, Notes on Ko:rete phonology, School of Oriental and African...
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