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Semantic and Formal Locatives: Implications for the Bantu Locative Inversion Typology 1

@inproceedings{Buell2006SemanticAF,
  title={Semantic and Formal Locatives: Implications for the Bantu Locative Inversion Typology 1},
  author={L. Buell},
  year={2006}
}
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 the verb agrees with it in the same way that a canonical preverbal subject would, while the logical subject appears in an immediate postverbal position and itself triggers no agreement on the verb. And in the second type, the locative is a topic and the verb bears locative “expletive” agreement. The… Expand
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