Verb-and-predication focus markers in Gur
Schwarz, Anne (2010) Verb-and-predication focus markers in Gur. In: The Expression of Information Structure: a documentation of its diversity across Africa. Typological Studies in Language, 91 . John Benjamins, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, pp. 287-314.
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The article investigates the role of a group of cognate "ME"-particles in the complex focus systems of four Gur languages. On the basis of new data it is revealed that the particles have a presuppositional structure and mark narrow focus on the verb's denotation or on verbal operators in varying degrees, depending on the language-specific interaction with other pragmatic particles and the aspectual system. The paper thus provides insights into the typology and dependency of verb-related foci, including truth-value focus, in less familiar languages.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter (Research - B1)|
|Keywords:||African languages, information structure, verb focus, truth value focus, tense-aspect-mood-polarity|
|FoR Codes:||20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 50%|
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics @ 50%
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|Deposited On:||05 Aug 2010 14:36|
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