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Dissertation Information

Title: The Grammar of Shupamem Add Dissertation
Author: Abdoulaye Laziz Nchare Update Dissertation
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Institution: New York University, Department of Linguistics
Completed in: 2011
Linguistic Subfield(s): Syntax;
Subject Language(s): Bamun
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Director(s): Chris Collins
Gregory Guy
Richard Kayne
Jeff Good
Anna Szabolsci

Abstract: This study analyzes the grammar of Shupamem, a Grassfields Bantu language. The
methodology and analytical approach adopted here are essentially in line with the
Minimalist Program developed in Chomsky (1995, 2001) and Kayne (1994). This
study focuses on (a) the internal syntax of the DP and word alternation between the
head noun and its various modifiers, (b) the syntax of negation that reveals that
Shupamem is a bipartite negation (Bell 2004) with a great diversity of negation
patterns whose surface forms depend on the status of Tense, Aspect and Mood;
(c) the syntax of focus that suggests two focus fields for Shupamem (a left
peripheral field and the post-verbal field indicated morphologically (overt focus
marker) or syntactically (cleft constructions); and (d) the syntax of body part
expressions with a particular reference to the Binding Theory.