The Syntax of Tuki

A cartographic approach

| University of Yaounde 1
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This monograph conducts a syntactic study of Tuki, a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon, from a cartographic perspective. The following domains are meticulously explored: The Complementizer Domain, the Inflectional Domain and the Verbal Domain. This study reveals that there is a relative phrase (RelP) located between ForceP and FocP. Moreover, a detailed analysis of an articulated IP provides the order of clausal functional heads that manifest aspectual morphology, which is theoretically closely related to issues in adverbial syntax. Additionally, the language under study unveils a very rich structural make up of DP and the surface word orders attested in this phrase can be accounted for in terms of snowballing movement operations along the lines previously sketched in the format of the Split DP Hypothesis. Overall, this cartographic analysis is bound to enrich our morphosyntactic knowledge of UG clausal architecture by demonstrating that its rich underlying structural skeleton is correlated by a wealthy surface structural and functional map.



Edmond Biloa is professor of Linguistics and Chair of the Department of African Languages and Linguistics at the University of Yaounde I in Cameroon (Africa).
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 203]  2013.  xxv, 611 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword: On cartographic studies
xvii–xx
Preface
xxi–xxii
Acknowledgements
xxiii–xxiv
Abbreviations
xxv–xxvi
Chapter 1. Introduction
1–34
Chapter 2. Clause structure
35–92
Chapter 3. The order of clausal functional heads: Tense, aspect, and modality
93–124
Chapter 4. Adverbs
125–176
Chapter 5. Null subjects, identification and proper government
177–198
Chapter 6. Null objects and the pro-drop parameter
199–224
Chapter 7. A-bar bound pro
225–288
Chapter 8. Null arguments, agreement, movement and configurationality
289–326
Chapter 9. DP structure and concord
327–380
Chapter 10. Adjectives and the split – DP structure
381–406
Chapter 11. The cartography of the left periphery
407–476
Chapter 12. Arguments, adjuncts and relativized minimality
477–496
Chapter 13. Focus-V-Movement, predicate doubling and parallel chains
497–544
Chapter 14. Anaphora and binding
545–558
Chapter 15. Bound variables
559–580
Chapter 16. Conclusion
581–582
References
583–600
Name index
601–604
Subject index
605–612
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2HCB – Linguistics/Bantu languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012049790 | Marc record