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The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Enoch Oladé Aboh


This book examines the syntax of the Niger-Conger language family, which includes most of the languages of sub-Saharan Africa. The book's author, who is a native speaker of Gungbe — one of the languages discussed — analyses different aspects of the syntax of the ‘Kwa’ language group. The book discusses how grammatical pictures for these languages can shed some light on Universal Grammar in general.

Keywords: Niger-Conger languages, sub-Saharan Africa, Gungbe, Kwa, Universal Grammar, syntax, clause structure, word order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195159905
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Enoch Oladé Aboh, author
University of Amsterdam