The overarching goal of the project is to investigate the VP-periphery of the Mabia languages, especially the syntax and semantics of the particles in this domain in interaction with other aspects of the verbal morphology. The project has three main research areas:
  • Typology, function and interpretation of the VP-peripheral particles
  • Syntax of the VP-periphery
  • In-situ focus

Examples of some VP-particles

Language Particle Focus Aspect CJ/DJ other
Dagbani la copula
Dagbani mi
Dagaare la affirmation
Buli ya
Buli kama
Buli la determiner
Buli me
Gurune la determiner
Gurune me
Gurune ya(a)
Likpakpaanl le
Likpakpaanl la

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