Parameterizing Case and Activity: Hyper-raising in Bantu

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Parameterizing Case and Activity: Hyper-raising in Bantu

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dc.contributor.author Carstens, Vicki
dc.contributor.author Diercks, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-13T16:42:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-13T16:42:11Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11
dc.identifier.citation Carstens, 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.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10452
dc.description.abstract Case 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.sponsorship This research was supported in part by an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant and by a University of Missouri Research Council grant.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Linguistics publications (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bantu languages -- Case grammar en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bantu languages -- Clauses en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bantu languages -- Verb en_US
dc.title Parameterizing Case and Activity: Hyper-raising in Bantu en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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