Intervention and focus in Asante Twi

This paper concerns the distribution of wh-words in Asante Twi, which has both a focus fronting strategy and an in-situ strategy. We show that the focusing and the in-situ constructions are not simply equally available o
This paper concerns the distribution of wh-words in Asante Twi, which has both a focus fronting strategy and an in-situ strategy. We show that the focusing and the in-situ constructions are not simply equally available options. On the contrary, there are several cases where the focusing strategy must be used and the in-situ strategy is ungrammatical. We show that the cases in Asante Twi are "intervention effects", which are attested in other languages, like German, Korean, and French. We identify a core set of intervening elements that all of these languages have and discuss their properties.
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Author:Gregory Kobele, Harold Torrence
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-310012
URL:http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/187.html?&L=1]
ISSN:1435-9588
ISSN:0947-7055
Parent Title (English):Papers on information structure in African languages : [resulted from the International Conference "Focus in African Languages" held October 6-8, 2005 at the Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin] / eds.: Ines Fiedler ...
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/14
SWD-Keyword:Aschanti-Sprache; Thema-Rhema-Gliederung
Volume:46
Pagenumber:24
First Page:161
Last Page:184
HeBIS PPN:454822340
Dewey Decimal Classification:493 Nichtsemitische afroasiatische Sprachen
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZASPiL 46 = Papers on information structure in African languages
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