Focus Strategies in African Languages

Focus Strategies in African Languages : The Interaction of Focus and Grammar in Niger-Congo and Afro-Asiatic

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The book contains a collection of articles on focus in the Niger-Congo and Afro-Asiatic language groups. It investigates focus-related phenomena from different theoretical and methodological perspectives: the interaction of focus and prosody, the effect of focus on word order, the inventory of focus-marking devices, and others. The volume enhances the understanding of focus-marking in natural language.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 324 pages
  • De Gruyter
  • de Gruyter Mouton
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 3110199092
  • 9783110199093

About Enoch Olade Aboh

Enoch Olade Aboh,Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Katharina Hartmannand Malte Zimmermann, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany.show more