The Clause Structure of Wolof: Insights into the Left by Harold Torrence

By Harold Torrence

This quantity investigates the clausal syntax of Wolof, an understudied Atlantic language of Senegal. The objectives of the paintings are descriptive, analytical, and comparative, with a spotlight at the constitution of the left outer edge and left peripheral phenomena. The booklet contains specific exam of the morpho‑syntax of wh‑questions, successive cyclicity, topic marking, relative clauses, topic/focus articulation, and complementizer contract. Novel information from Wolof is used to judge and expand theoretical proposals in regards to the constitution of the Complementizer word (CP) and demanding word (TP). it's argued that Wolof offers proof for the advertising research of relative clauses, an “exploded” CP and TP, and for analyses that deal with relative clauses as composed of a determiner with a CP supplement. it really is extra argued that Wolof has a suite of silent wh‑expressions and those are in comparison to superficially comparable structures in colloquial German, Bavarian, Dutch, and Norwegian. The booklet additionally offers a comparability of complementizer contract throughout a few comparable and unrelated languages. info from Indo‑European (Germanic kinds, French, Irish), Niger‑Congo (Atlantic, Bantu, Gur), and Semitic (Arabic) languages placed the Wolof phenomena in a bigger typological context via exhibiting the diversity of version in complementizer contract platforms.

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Crosslinguistic Studies of Clause Combining: The by Ritva Laury

By Ritva Laury

The learn of clause combining has been complex in recent years through expanding curiosity within the examine of exact language use in a typologically various set of languages. a few got understandings were challenged, between those the belief of clause mixtures as being divisible into subordination and coordination in a binary style. hooked up to this concept is the character of conjunctions, a subject taken care of in different articles right here. Couched in the greater factor of the character of categoriality in language, numerous of the papers convey that conjunctions are hugely polyfunctional goods, and that clause combining is just one of the makes use of to which audio system placed them. different themes handled within the quantity are the historic improvement of conjunctions and using formulaic major clause buildings as projective devices in dialog. The articles show up either typological and theoretical breadth. they're in response to info from Bulgarian, English, Estonian, Finnish, Indonesian, jap, and Spanish. The theoretical techniques contain discourse-functional, interactional, historic and generative linguistics.

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Stop And Go, Yes And No: What Is an Antonym? (Words Are by Brian P Cleary

By Brian P Cleary

What's an antonym? you will discover the reply within this shrewdpermanent e-book. writer Brian P. Cleary and illustrator Brian Gable creatively make clear (not confuse) the idea that of antonyms. Their shrewdpermanent (not silly) rhymes and comical (not critical) illustrations mix to spotlight keywords. every one pair or team of antonyms is outlined in colour for simple id.

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