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The prosody of Shingazidja Relatives

Abstract : This paper constitutes a first descriptive account of the prosody of Shingazidja relative clauses. After a short description of the morphology of the relative verb, it shows that there is no prosodic boundary between a restrictive relative and its head, on the one hand, but that the non-restrictive relative and the cleft phrase separately from their heads, on the other hand. These results are similar to those of corresponding works on other Bantu languages, such as Bemba or Zulu. However, Shingazidja differs from these languages in that the phrasing of the restrictive relatives varies according to the function of the head: when the head of the nonrestrictive relative is the object of the matrix clause, it phrases separately from what follows.
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Cédric Patin. The prosody of Shingazidja Relatives. Zas Papers in Linguistics, 2010, 53, pp.187-209. ⟨halshs-00725784⟩



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