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|Title:||Theoretical Issues in the Grammar of Kikamba. A Bantu Language.|
|Authors:||Kioko, Angelina Nduku|
|Keywords:||Kikamba - Grammar|
|Publisher:||Lincom Europa, München|
|Abstract:||This book is a revised version ofa PhD. thesis submitted at Monash University in 1994. It describes SOffie .key aspects of Kikamba grammar in the context of advances in theoretical linguistics. As a preliminary to the main discussion, the phonology, morpbology and syntax orlhe language are outlined in chapter 2. The book then describes in detaillhe agreement system, chapter 3; the pronominal system, chapter 4; the passive conslruction, chapter S; and the applicative construction, chapter 6; in the light of theoretical literature falling within the Government and Binding, Relational Grammar and Lexical Functional Grammar, The application of the teoets of these theories to the description of the Kikamba datli luves some varieties of structures unaccounted for. In particular it is argued that, to account for aU the varieties of the passive construction observed in Kikamba, we need to look al the basic features ofme passive verb. The passive verb Deeds to be one that has an inherent argument and one that can lake an expletive subject. Similarly, the analysis of the applicative construction points to the need to recognize two functions of the applied affix: a transitivizing function and a cross· referenCing function. Object creation is shown to be a consequence and not a funct ion of the cross·referencing use of the applied affIX.|
|Appears in Collections:||Grammars (restricted access)|
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