Bantu Syntax
Michael Diercks, Vicki Carstens
March 2018

In this overview we trace the development of research on the syntax of Bantu languages, emphasizing some themes that have had significant impact on generative syntactic theory: agreement, word order phenomena, and the question of Case. We also provide (briefer) descriptions of additional topics that have engaged researchers, including A’ phenomena and the topography of focus and topic in Bantu. 
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Reference: lingbuzz/003902
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Published in: under review for The Oxford Guide to the Bantu Languages
keywords: agreement, inversion, case, focus, topic, applicatives, object marking, syntax
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