Publisher description for Focus in Hausa / Melanie Green.


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This book investigates the morphosyntax, semantics and discourse properties of focus and wh-constructions in Hausa, and introduces readers to aspects of the syntax of a major world language unfamiliar to most linguists.


Represents the first detailed and comprehensive exposition of focus related constructions in Hausa from the perspective of a major contemporary theoretical framework

Explores aspects of the syntax of focus in Hausa which have only recently begun to be described

Authoritative and up-to-date, detailing recent developments in the theory, and reviewing and evaluating a number of current approaches to the syntax of focus constructions and non-verbal copular clauses

Contains comparative data from related Chadic/Afroasiatic languages

Serves to introduce readers to aspects of the syntax of a major world language unfamiliar to most linguists.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hausa language -- Syntax.