Table of contents for Focus in Hausa / Melanie Green.

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CONTENTS
Preface									
					Acknowledgements	
List of Tables							
					Abbreviations, symbols 
and transcription							
1	Introduction							
					1.1	Aims and 
overview								
1.2	The data						
2	The Hausa language						
2.1	Introduction						
2.2	Hausa linguistics 					
			2.3	Main linguistic features	
							2.3.1
Phonology							
		2.3.2	Word order and the verbal-inflectional 
complex							
2.3.3	Non-verbal clauses					
		2.3.4	The noun phrase			
		2.3.5	Null subjects and objects		
		2.3.6	Modal/adverbial particles		
2.4	Wh-type constructions					
		2.4.1	Relative clauses			
		2.4.2	Wh-questions				
						2.4.3	Focus 
constructions								
3	Focus in generative grammar				
		3.1	Introduction				
3.2	The generative framework				
				3.2.1	Philosophical 
assumptions								
							3.2.2
The transformational model					
3.2.3	X-bar syntax						
				3.2.4	The Minimalist Program: 
Merge, Move and Agree						
 3.3	What is focus?							
			3.3.1	Semantics and pragmatics 	
			3.3.2	Structural features and typology
3.4	Generative theories of focus				
		3.4.1	Syntax-based theories			
 3.4.2	Prosody-based theories				
		3.4.3	Model of focus assumed in the present 
study						
4	Focus constructions						
4.1	Introduction						
					4.2	Focus fronting: 
descriptive facts							
4.2.1	Focus fronting						
					4.2.2	Focus versus 
topic									
4.2.3	Focus fronting versus clefting				
 4.3	Focus fronting: the FP analysis				
				4.3.1	Proposal		
 		4.3.2	Empirical evidence				
 		4.3.3	Theoretical issues				
4.4	Wh-fronting						
					4.5	Special inflection
152				4.5.1	Special inflection in 
Hausa: descriptive facts						
		4.5.2	Special inflection in Hausa: theoretical 
issues							
4.6	Focus/wh-in situ					
		4.6.1	Wh-in situ: descriptive facts		
		4.6.2	Focus in situ: descriptive facts	
4.6.3	Exploring a form-function correlation		
4.6.4	Multiple focus/wh-constructions			
4.6.5	Extending the FP analysis			
4.7	Conclusions						
5	Copular constructions					
				5.1	Introduction		
5.2	Non-verbal copular sentences: the data		
		5.2.1	Morphosyntactic features		
 5.2.2	Specification and predication: descriptive terminology
		5.2.3	Predicational copular sentences in 
Hausa									
		5.2.4	Specificational/equative copular 
sentences in Hausa					
 5.3	The evolution of ne\/ce\ 					
5.4	Extending the FP analysis					
5.4.1	Proposal						
5.4.2	Empirical evidence					
		5.4.3	Theoretical issues		
		5.4.4	Summary				
 5.5	Conclusions							
6	A cross-linguistic perspective				
 6.1	Introduction							
			Focus constructions			
					6.2.1	Chadic		
	6.2.2	Arabic 						
		6.2.3	Hebrew				
 6.2.4	Coptic Egyptian					
		6.2.5	Summary				
						6.3
Copular/non-verbal clauses					
 6.3.1	Typology of copular sentences			
		6.3.2	Chadic					
		6.3.3	Arabic 					
 6.3.4	Hebrew						
6.3.5	Coptic Egyptian					
6.3.6	Summary						
6.4.	Conclusions						
7	Summary and conclusions					
Notes									
References							
Indexes	

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Hausa language -- Syntax.