Word Order in Toposa: An Aspect of Multiple Feature-Checking

Statement of Responsibility:
Schröder, Helga
Authors:
Series Issue:
142
Date:
2008
Publisher:
SIL International and The University of Texas at Arlington
Publisher Place:
Dallas
Part Of Series:
SIL International and The University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics 142
Extent:
xiv, 197 pages
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations

1. Introduction
1.1 Background to the Study
1.2 Basic Language Features
1.3 Statement of the Problem
1.4 Objectives
1.5 Hypotheses
1.6 Rationale
1.7 Scope and Limitation
1.8 Literature Review
1.9 Research
1.10 Significance of the Study

2. Theoretical Framework
2.1 The Minimalist Program
2.2 The Nominative-Accusative and Ergative-Absolutive Parameter
2.3 The Pro-Drop Parameter
2.4 Discourse Configurationality: Topic and Focus
2.5 Basic Constituent Order
2.6 The Notion of Subject
2.7 Summary and Outlook

3. Morphosyntactic Representations
3.1 The Basic Sentence Structure
3.2 The Nominative-Accusative Case-Marking System
3.3 Morphological Ergativity
3.4 Argument-Changing Processes
3.5 Applied and Direct Object
3.6 Summary

4. Complex Verb Morphology and Word Order
4.1 Co-occurrence of Argument-Increasing Devices
4.2 Co-occurrence of Argument-Increasing and Argument-Decreasing Devices
4.3 Alternatives to the Double Object Construction
4.4 Summary

5. Complex Verb Morphology in Discourse
5.1 Principle of Reference
5.2 The Principle of Focus
5.3 Contrastive Focus
5.4 Defocalised Information
5.5 Inherent Focus
5.6 Summary

6. The VS/VO Ergative Word Order
6.1 The Principle of Reference in Complex Sentences
6.2 Ergative Tendencies in Complex Sentences
6.3 Argument-Reducing Processes
6.4 Syntactic Ergatives
6.5 Summary
6.6 Conclusion

Appendix A: From Lexicon to Interface

Appendix B: Nyepido

References

Country:
Sudan
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Work Type:
Subject:
Word order
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Entry Number:
8628