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Theoretical Aspects of Bantu Grammar 1

edited by Sam A. Mchombo

The study of Bantu languages of sub-Saharan Africa has provided the basis for significant contributions to research in linguistics. In recent years they have been used to advance morphological as well as syntactic theory, and in the study of interface relations in grammatical theory. The papers assembled in this volume, contributed by leading scholars in Bantu and general linguistics, deal with various aspects of the structure of Bantu languages.

Sam A. Mchombo is associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Contents

  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1 Object Asymmetries and the Chicheŵa Applicative Construction
    Alex Alsina
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 The Structural-Syntactic Approach
    • 3 The Thematic-Lexical Approach
    • 4 Crucial Evidence
    • 5 Conclusion

  • 2 Object Asymmetries in Comparative Bantu Syntax
    Joan Bresnan
    • 1 Typological Differences
    • 2 Previous Theories
    • 3 An Alternative Theory
    • 4 The Parameter of Variation
    • 5 Further Predicted Differences
    • 6 Conclusion

  • 3 The Applicative in Chishona and Lexical Mapping Theory
    Carolyn Harford
    • 1 The Applicative Construction in Chishona
    • 2 Lexical-Functional Grammar Analysis of the Applicative Construction
    • 3 Other Uses of the Applicative
    • 4 Conclusion

  • 4 Implications of Asymmetries in Double Object Constructions
    Alec Marantz
    • 1 The C-Command Asymmetry
    • 2 The Baker (1988a) Following Marantz (1982) Asymmetry
    • 3 The Bresnan and Moshi (this volume) Asymmetry
    • 4 Movement Asymmetries Between Merger ⁄ Incorporation and Raising ⁄ Adjunction Structures
    • 5 Some Recent Previous Accounts of Double Object Constructions
    • 6 Double Object Constructions as Complex Predicates

  • 5 On Nominal Morphology and DP Structure
    Vicki Carstens
    • 1 The Noun Class Problem
    • 2 Noun Class and Derivation
    • 3 Noun Class and Derivation
    • 4 Conclusion

  • 6 Reflexive and Reciprocal in Chicheŵa
    Sam A. Mchombo
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 On the Separability of Morphology from Syntax
    • 3 Outline of the Basic Facts
    • 4 The Verb Stem in Chicheŵa as a Prosodic Unit
    • 5 Nominalization
    • 6 Reduplication
    • 7 Bare Imperatives
    • 8 Semantic Asymmetries Between the Reflexive and the Reciprocal
    • 9 On Reflexive and Reciprocal Binding in Chicheŵa
    • 10 On Distinguishing Between Morphology and Syntax
    • 11 Concluding Remarks

  • 7 The Augment in Luganda: Syntax or Pragmatics?
    Larry M. Hyman
    • 1 Realization of the Augment in Luganda
    • 2 Previous Accounts of the Augment
    • 3 The Augment as Inflection
    • 4 The Proposal
    • 5 Specific Constraints and Constructions
    • 6 The Augment as Inflectional Morphology

  • 8 Non-Augmented NPs in Kinande as Negative Polarity Items
    Ljiljana Progovac
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 The Distribution of the Augment
    • 3 Bare NP-Forms in Kinande as A′-Anaphors
    • 4 Some Residual Problems
    • 5 Conclusion

  • Name Index
  • Language Index
  • Subject Index

1/1/1993

ISBN (Paperback): 0937073725 (9780937073728)
ISBN (Cloth): 0937073733 (9780937073735)
ISBN (Electronic): 1575868164 (9781575868165)
Subject: Linguistics; Bantu Languages--Grammar

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