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dc.contributor.authorCarstens, Vicki
dc.contributor.authorDiercks, Michael
dc.description.abstractCase theory has long played a crucial role in explaining the distribution of nominal expressions. Raising constructions are a well-established case in point (Chomsky 1981, George & Kornfilt 1981, Chomsky 2000, Chomsky 2001, among others). A raising verb may have an expletive subject and take as complement a finite clause containing a thematic subject. Many Bantu languages exhibit apparent raising out of a finite clause in a construction known as HYPER-RAISING (cf. Harford Perez 1985; and Tanaka 2002, Martin & Nunes 2005, Nunes 2008, Ura 1998, Zeller 2006 for similar problems in various languages). This paper explores HYPER-RAISING in Lubukusu and Lusaamia, two members of the Luyia subgroup of Bantu spoken in Kenya.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported in part by an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant and by a University of Missouri Research Council grant.
dc.identifier.citationCarstens, Vicki and Michael Diercks. To appear. "Parameterizing Case and Activity: Hyper-raising in Bantu." Proceedings of the 40th North East Linguistic Society Meeting.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofLinguistics publications (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Linguistics Program
dc.subject.lcshBantu languages -- Case grammaren_US
dc.subject.lcshBantu languages -- Clausesen_US
dc.subject.lcshBantu languages -- Verben_US
dc.titleParameterizing Case and Activity: Hyper-raising in Bantuen_US

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