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The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Enoch Oladé Aboh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book examines the syntax of the Niger-Conger language family, which includes most of the languages of sub-Saharan Africa. The book's author, who is a native speaker of Gungbe — one of the ... More


Conclusion

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters, which described word order patterns in Gbe and Kwa languages by analysing the syntax of Gungbe and its relationship ... More


The Syntax of Noun Phrases

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the Gungbe nominal system. Based on the head-initial hypothesis, it proposes an analysis of the Gungbe D-system, where the specificity marker encodes D° and the number ... More


Tense, Aspect, and Mood: The Preverbal Markers

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses some aspects of the Gungbe clause structure in terms of the split-I and split-C hypotheses. It is argued that each of so-called ‘I-features’ is the head of a maximal projection ... More


Outline of the Grammar of Gbe

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is a brief summary of the basics of the Gbe languages. It presents an informal discussion of the morphological and syntactic aspects of Gungbe, Fongbe, Gengbe, and Ewegbe. These ... More


The Syntax of Pronouns

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows that the split-D hypothesis helps to account for the Gungbe pronouns. The first section discusses current theoretical analysis of the pronominal system cross-linguistically. ... More


Object Shift and Verb Movement

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Building on the analysis of the Gungbe tense and aspect markers above, this chapter proposes a new analysis for the Gungbe imperfective and related clauses in terms of a biclausal structure. It ... More


Focus and Wh Constructions

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates two other instantiations of the C-system: focalization and wh-questions. Firstly it examines constructions in Gungbe and shows that this language involves a focus process ... More


Argument Topics and Yes-No Questions

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter extends the analysis proposed in Chapter 7 to Gungbe topic constructions and yes-no questions. It is argued that the sentence-final low tone is the reflex of a ‘quasi-null’ morpheme that ... More


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