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L’interrogation en maninka de Guinée

Abstract : In the article, the strategies of building interrogative phrases in Guinean Maninka are analyzed, in comparison with Bambara. A general question is marked, by default, only by a raising intonation. There are also several particles of general question, these particles express, at the same time, some modal meanings. Constituent questions are formed by interrogative pro-formes which appear strictly in situ, the original syntactic structure of the phrase remaining intact. Pluralization of certain interrogative pro‑formes is carried out through "ní‑reduplication" (i.e., according to the coordinative model) or by adding the standard plural morpheme –lu. Special attention is paid to the focalization in interrogative constructions. It turns out that the focalization of an interrogative pro‑forme expresses a presupposition of verity of the open proposition. A negative correlation is attested between interrogation and verbal perfect construction.
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Valentin Vydrin, Mamadi Diané. L’interrogation en maninka de Guinée. Mandenkan : Bulletin Semestriel d'Études Linguistiques Mandé, Presses de l'Inalco, 2016, pp.95-117. ⟨halshs-01481035⟩

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