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

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

by Enoch Olade Aboh, Samuel Schefler
     
 

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"This is the first book on the syntax of a Niger-Conger language family, which includes most of the languages of sub-Saharan Africa. Aboh, who is a native speaker of one of the languages (Gungbe) he discusses, analyzes different aspects of the syntax of the ""Kwa"" language group, and suggests how grammatical pictures for these languages can shed some light on

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"This is the first book on the syntax of a Niger-Conger language family, which includes most of the languages of sub-Saharan Africa. Aboh, who is a native speaker of one of the languages (Gungbe) he discusses, analyzes different aspects of the syntax of the ""Kwa"" language group, and suggests how grammatical pictures for these languages can shed some light on Universal Grammar in general."

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"Very valuable... Aboh's book makes an excllent contribution to the literature in that it presents a superb overview of may properties of the syntax of Gbe languages, which hadn't been given much publicity so far. ...highly recommended to anybody with an interest in African/less studied languages, or in theories of clause structure and word order."—Linguist List

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ISBN-13:
9780195159905
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/20/2003
Series:
Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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University of Amsterdam

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