Additive Focus in Kinande


Additive focus markers convey meanings translated by too and also in English. In this paper I present a preliminary investigation of the syntax of an additive focus marker in the Bantu language Kinande. In Kinande, the morpheme na, literally “and/with,” is used for additive focus of nominals. Following Krifka (1999), I will call the expression which is in focus the associate of the additive focus marker. The focus marker na immediately precedes the associate:

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@inproceedings{SchneiderZioga2014AdditiveFI, title={Additive Focus in Kinande}, author={Patricia Schneider-Zioga and Michael Diercks}, year={2014} }