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What ’ s No ? Focus and Clause Linking in Malagasy

@inproceedings{Pearson2007WhatS,
  title={What ’ s No ? Focus and Clause Linking in Malagasy},
  author={Matthew Pearson},
  year={2007}
}
Contrastively focused constituents in Malagasy, a verb-initial language, occur at the left edge of the clause, separated from the remainder of the clause by the particle no (previous work has shown that no forms a constituent with what follows it, here called the NO-PHRASE). The Malagasy focus construction is usually analyzed as a pseudo-cleft: the focus phrase constitutes the main predicate of the clause, while the no-phrase is a DP containing a headless relative clause denoting the individual… Expand
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