Advancement in Some Asian and African Languages *

  • Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu, Y. Kachru


'Advancement', a Relational Grammar rule which promotes a nominal bearing a given grammatical relation in a clause to a higher relation in the same clause (Perlmutter 1983), has been one of the central themes in Relational Grammar (RG) for the past twenty years or so. In RG, examples of advancement include such traditional rules as dative movement, raising… (More)


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