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Title: The indicator particle "baa" in Somali.
Authors: Livnat, Michal Allon
Discipline: Center for Somali Studies List of Subjects::Linguistics::syntax
Xoghayaha Xarunta Cilmibaarista Soomaaliyeed::Cilmi-afeed::weereed
Soggettario Centro Studi Somalo::LINGUISTICA::Sintassi
Keywords: focalization
focus marker baa
subordinate clauses
diiradeeyaha baa
weer dhiman
focalizzatore baa
frasi subordinate
Issue Date: 1983
Type: article
Journal: Studies in the Linguistic Sciences
Call Number: Originale conservato presso il Centro Studi Somali (
Issue Number: 1
Pages: 44
Abstract: This paper deals with focalization, a predominant phenomenon in Somali. The article shows that the distribution of the various forms of the focus marker baa, as well as the distribution of subject clitics in subordinate clauses, can be given a unified account if matrix clauses in Somali are analyzed as cleft constructions._-_Qoraalku wuxuu darsaa ifafaalaha diiradaynta: ifafaalo xoog ku leh af-soomaaliga. Maqaalku wuxuu muujinayaa in filiqsanaanta qaababka kala duwan ee diiradeeyaha baa, sida filiqsanaanta magacuyaallada dhiman ee yeelaha ah ee ku dhexjira weeraha dhiman, waxaa loo fasiri karaa si midaysan haddii weer-aasaasi kasta ee soomaaliyeed loo baaro sidii weer dhismeedka "cleft"._-_L’articolo si concentra sulla focalizzazione, un fenomeno predominante in somalo. L'articolo dimostra che la distribuzione delle varie forme del focus marker baa, così come la distribuzione dei clitici soggetto nelle frasi subordinate, può essere spiegata in modo univoco se ogni frase principale in somalo viene analizzata come una costruzione scissa.
Language: en
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