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oai:sil.org:43901

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Title:Selected features of syntax and information structure in Lika (Bantu D.20)
Abstract:Whereas previous work on Lika (Bantu D.20) has been limited to descriptions of its phonological features, this thesis presents a sketch of Lika grammar. It includes an overview of the morphology and syntax, as well as a description of the syntactic means used to indicate topic and focus. Features which are unusual for Bantu are highlighted. The analysis of topic and focus follows the work of Lambrecht (1994). Marked topics are indicated by fronting, left-dislocation, external topics, and independent pronouns. Three kinds of marked focus are identified. First, fronted NPs are indicated by the focus particle nɔ when the focused constituent is a WH-question or the answer to a WH-question. Second, the particle nɔ can also indicate exhaustive listing on fronted NPs. Third, marked focus can occur on words in situ if the focused constituent is accompanied by a focus word such as gʉtʉgʉ ‘even’ and aka ‘only’.
Contributor (author):Augustin, Maryanne
Date (W3CDTF):2010
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/43901
Extent:xi, 135 pages
Has Version (URI):oai:sil.org:47865
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/43901
Language:English
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):TD
Subject:Lika language
Syntax
Subject (ISO639):lik
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description
primary_text

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Citation: Augustin, Maryanne. 2010. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area: Africa


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