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By Claire Halpert

The strikingly unrestricted syntactic distribution of nouns in lots of Bantu languages frequently results in proposals that syntactic case doesn't play an energetic function within the grammar of Bantu. This e-book bargains a unique end that the root of Zulu that Bantu languages haven't just a process of structural case, but in addition a posh process of morphological case that's such as platforms present in languages like Icelandic. by way of evaluating the method of argument licensing present in Zulu to these present in extra common languages, Halpert introduces a few insights onto the association of the grammar.

First, whereas this publication argues in prefer of a case-licensing research of Zulu, it locates the positions the place case is assigned decrease within the clause than what's present in nominative-accusative languages. additionally, Zulu exhibits facts that case and contract are special operations within the language, positioned on diversified heads and working independently of one another. regardless of those unfamiliarities, there's proof that the timing relationships among operations replicate these present in different languages. moment, this booklet proposes a unique form of morphological case that serves to masks many structural licensing results in Zulu; the consequences of this situation are unexpected, Halpert argues that its lifestyles is predicted given the present typological photo of case. ultimately, this booklet explores the results of case and contract as dissociated operations, displaying that given this case, different strange homes of Bantu languages, similar to hyper-raising, are a common outcome. This exploration yields the belief that the various more odd homes of Bantu languages actually consequence from small quantities of edition to deeply widespread syntactic rules reminiscent of case, contract, and the EPP.

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