Publication details [#9262]

Stucky, Susan U. 1979. Focus of contrast aspects in Makua: Syntactic and semantic evidence. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 5 : 362–372.
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Article in journal
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Language as a subject


S. examines how Makua, a Bantu language, marks contrastive focus. It is argued that focus is signalled by the aspectual morphology of the verb and that focus position is tied to postverbal position as well; it is also demonstrated that the contrastive items may be either new or old information.