Focus Strategies in Limbum

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Show simple item record Driemel, Imke Awasom, Jude Nformi 2018-07-17T11:30:07Z 2018-07-17T11:30:07Z 2018-07-16
dc.identifier.other 507719778
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract Limbum exhibits two morphologically marked focus strategies involving the particles [á] and [bá]. We show that the two focus markers differ in their functional complexity. While [á] introduces an existence presupposition operating on focus alternatives, [bá] additionally encodes an exhaustivity presupposition as well as a mirative component. The latter makes it possible for Limbum to show the mirror image of what is traditionally observed as a markedness distinction between information focus and contrastive focus: focus [á] marking is accompanied by syntactic fronting while [bá] marked constituents can be left in-situ. Limbum, furthermore, shows that focus by itself does not presuppose existence, since this restriction is only present when accompanied by the particle [á], which must be left out if the context does not satisfy this presupposition. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.rights.uri de_DE
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Linguistik , Semantik , Bantu , Feldforschung de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.other Linguistics en
dc.subject.other Semantics en
dc.subject.other Fieldwork en
dc.subject.other Bantu en
dc.subject.other Grassfields Bantu en
dc.title Focus Strategies in Limbum en
dc.type ConferencePaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Sonstige/Externe de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 9 Sonstige / Externe de_DE
utue.opus.portal triplea4 de_DE


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