Studies in African Linguistics

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 1, 2013

Demarcating Emai Dative Constructions
1. IntroductionThis paper investigates the formal and functional character of a dative relation and two additional structural relations in Emai, an Edoid language of West Benue Congo stock (Bendor-Samuel 1989, Williamson and Blench 2000). Each relation...
Indirect Object and Benfactive Predications in Chadic: A Typological Sketch
The aim of the present study is to propose, for the first time, a typology of the forms and functions related to the indirect object and benefactive predications in Chadic languages. Some languages have grammaticalized only the indirect object predication;...
Three-Place Predicates in West African Serializing Languages
The widespread assumption that serializing languages use serial verb constructions (SVCs) to code three-participant situations and therefore lack three-place predicates and three-place mono-verbal constructions is shown not to be valid for West African...
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