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La hiérarchie dans l'énoncé gbaya (langue oubanguienne de Centrafrique)

Abstract : In Gbaya, a Ubanguian language of the West of Central African Republic, topicalisation and focus appear in less than 10% of the sentences. Topicalisation proceeds, for the subject, by adding a pronoun and, for the complements, by extraposition. Focus uses a non verbal predicative called Essentiel which appears on the left of the focussed term and is directly followed by the predicative relation. A third process which consists in a global assertion of the predication is associated with either structures of topicalisation or focus, creating various semantic values. Finally, two verbal modalities (authentificatif and valorisateur) play a minor role in the hierarchy of the utterance with a frequency that does not reach 2% in each case.
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Paulette Roulon-Doko. La hiérarchie dans l'énoncé gbaya (langue oubanguienne de Centrafrique). B. Caron. Topicalisation et focalisation dans les langues africaines, Peeters, pp.115-134, 2000, Afrique et langage I. ⟨halshs-00649904⟩



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