How many focus markers are there in Konkomba?

This article discusses the divergent status of the two particles lé and lá in the grammar of Konkomba, a Gur language (Niger-Congo) of the Gurma subgroup. While previous studies claim that both particles are focus marker
This article discusses the divergent status of the two particles lé and lá in the grammar of Konkomba, a Gur language (Niger-Congo) of the Gurma subgroup. While previous studies claim that both particles are focus markers, this author argues that only the particle lá should be analyzed as a pure pragmatic device. Distributional studies suggest that the use of particle lé, on the other hand, is only required under specific focus conditions, and primarily represents a syntactic device.
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Author:Anne Schwarz
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1134353
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2009/10/13
Year of first Publication:2009
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2009/10/13
SWD-Keyword:Informationsstruktur
Source:http://www.lingref.com/cpp/acal/38/paper2146.pdf ; (in:) Masangu Matondo, Fiona Mc Laughlin, Eric Potsdam: Selected Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Theory and African Language Documentation. - Somerville: Casca
HeBIS PPN:219530718
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Grammatikforschung / Grammar research
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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