Coding Participant Marking

Construction types in twelve African languages

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Whereas Africa as a typological area is often associated with extensive verb morphology and verb serialization, this collection of studies shows that there is tremendous typological diversity at the clausal level. Verb serialization in the Khoisan area contrasts with extensive case-marking in languages of northeastern Africa, which also use converbs and light verb plus coverb constructions. Although the categorial distinction between nouns and verbs is generally clear in African languages, a number of them nevertheless provide intricate analytical challenges in this respect. Whereas some languages are strongly head marking at the clausal level, others manifest an interesting mixture of alternative strategies for the coding of participants. The analysis of information packaging, and related issues such as split ergativity, Differential Object Marking, and discourse-configurational properties also play a role in several contributions. The collection contains not only innovative analyses for the respective language families these languages belong to, but also material relevant for the current debate in theoretical linguistics concerning lexical specification as against construction-based approaches towards argument structure.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 110]  2009.  xvi, 389 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
ix
Abbreviations and glossing conventions
xi–xiv
List of contributors
xv
Introduction
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
1–22
!Xun
Christa König
23–53
Alaaba
Gertrud Schneider-Blum
55–96
Haro
Hirut Woldemaram
97–122
Hone
Anne Storch
123–140
Ik
Christa König
141–172
Jalonke
Friederike Lübke
173–214
Khwe
Christa Kilian-Hatz
215–237
Likpe
Felix K. Ameka
239–279
Makonde
Peter Kraal
281–303
Tama
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
305–329
Tima
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
331–353
Wolaitta
Azeb Amha
355–384
Index
385–389
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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