Focus in Hausa
Melanie Green (Author)
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DescriptionThis book investigates the morphosyntax, semantics and discourse properties of focus and wh-constructions in Hausa, and introduces readers to aspects of the syntax of a major world language unfamiliar to most linguists. * Represents the first detailed and comprehensive exposition of focus related constructions in Hausa from the perspective of a major contemporary theoretical framework * Explores aspects of the syntax of focus in Hausa which have only recently begun to be described * Authoritative and up-to-date, detailing recent developments in the theory, and reviewing and evaluating a number of current approaches to the syntax of focus constructions and non-verbal copular clauses * Contains comparative data from related Chadic/Afroasiatic languages * Serves to introduce readers to aspects of the syntax of a major world language unfamiliar to most linguists.
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
27 February 2007
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