Article published in:The Expression of Information Structure: A documentation of its diversity across Africa
Edited by Ines Fiedler and Anne Schwarz
[Typological Studies in Language 91] 2010
► pp. 287–314
Verb-and-predication focus markers in Gur
The article investigates the role of a group of cognate “ME”-particles in the complex focus systems of four Gur languages. On the basis of new data it is revealed that the particles have a presuppositional structure and mark narrow focus on the verb’s denotation or on verbal operators in varying degrees, depending on the language-specific interaction with other pragmatic particles and the aspectual system. The paper thus provides insights into the typology and dependency of verb-related foci, including truth-value focus, in less familiar languages.
Published online: 24 March 2010
Cited by 2 other publications
Chiarcos, Christian, Ines Fiedler, Mira Grubic, Katharina Hartmann, Julia Ritz, Anne Schwarz, Amir Zeldes & Malte Zimmermann
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