The particles lé and lá in the grammar of Konkomba

The paper investigates focus marking devices in the scarcely documented North-Ghanaian Gur language Konkomba. The two particles lé and lá occur under specific focus conditions and are therefore regarded as focus markers 
The paper investigates focus marking devices in the scarcely documented North-Ghanaian Gur language Konkomba. The two particles lé and lá occur under specific focus conditions and are therefore regarded as focus markers in the sparse literature. Comparing the distribution and obligatoriness of both alleged focus markers however, I show that one of the particles, lé, is better analyzed as a connective particle, i.e. as a syntactic rather than as a genuine pragmatic marker, and that comparable syntactic focus marking strategies for sentence-initial constituents are also known from related languages.
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Author:Anne Schwarz
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1112621
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2008/11/10
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2008/11/10
Tag:Konkomba; conjunction ; morphological focus marking ; syntactic focus marking ; topic-comment
Source:http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/publications/isis08_5schwarz.pdf ; (in:) S. Ishihara / S. Jannedy / A. Schwarz : Working Papers of the SFB632, Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS), 8, 2007, 115-139
HeBIS PPN:208065962
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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