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Issues in Zulu Verbal Morphosyntax
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The Zulu Conjoint/Disjoint Verb Alternation: Focus or Constituency? *
Zulu shows an alternation of conjoint and disjoint (conjunctive/disjunctive, short/long) verb forms. Certain contexts suggest that the distribution of these forms is related to focus. For example,Expand
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The Distribution of the Nguni Augment: A Review
Segments. In Zulu, the augment always takes the form of an initial vowel: (1) Zulu augment+prefix forms: u1 um(u)-, 3 um(u)-, 11 u(lu)-, 14 ubu-, 15 uku-, 17 (u)kui4 imi-, 5 i(li)-, 7 isi-, 8 izi-, 9Expand
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Evaluating the immediate postverbal position as a focus position in Zulu
It has been claimed that in Bantu languages a focused element must occur in the IAV (Immediately After the Verb) linear position, which in turn has been argued by some to constitute a syntactic focusExpand
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VP-Internal DPs and Right-Dislocation in Zulu
Many Bantu languages have SVO as their unmarked word order and allow some sort of right dislocation of both subjects and objects, but only recently has significant attention been paid to theExpand
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Semantic and Formal Locatives: Implications for the Bantu Locative Inversion Typology 1
There is a significant body of literature concerning two types of locative inversion found in many Bantu languages. In the first type, the locative expression appears in preverbal position and theExpand
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What the Bantu languages can tell us about word order and movement
This paper offers an introduction to the basic morphosyntax of the Bantu languages, in the context of issues related to the investigation of movement and word order in this large and diverse group ofExpand
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Subjects in Ewe
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Transparency effects in Zulu reason applicative questions
This paper has been accepted for publication in the 2007 edition of Linguistics in the Netherlands (the “LIN-bundel”). An earlier draft of this paper is also available, entitled “Restructuring inExpand
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Zulu ngani ‘why’: postverbal and yet in CP
Abstract Since Rizzi’s (1999) manuscript on Italian, it has been argued for an increasing number of languages that the type of ‘why’ known as ‘reason why’ is introduced (base-generated) in theExpand
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