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Focus structure

Silvio Cruschina

in Existentials and Locatives in Romance Dialects of Italy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198745266
eISBN:
9780191806230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745266.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter presents an analysis of the focus structure of four types of Italo-Romance there sentence: existentials, inverse locatives, deictic locatives, and presentationals. In contrast with ... More


Predicate fronting with verb doubling in Krachi: A parallel chains analysis

Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence

in Parameters of Predicate Fronting

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197545553
eISBN:
9780197545591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545553.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This article examines verb doubling predicate focus constructions in Krachi, an endangered language of Ghana. Krachi has three such constructions: one where V alone appears in the left periphery; ... More


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