Amphithéâtre Guillaume Budé, Site Marcelin Berthelot
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This work analyses the structure of the left periphery in focalized constructions, interrogatives, relatives and topicalized structures in Gude, a Chadic language of Cameroon. Constituent movements are attested in this language, the basic word order of which seems to be VSO (Verb-Subject-Object). Syntactic Cartography is deemed capable of accounting for this empirical material variation. The word order attested in this language is derived via verb movement. Moreover, focalization triggers verb movement. The structure of topic constructions and the topic-focus distribution are discussed. Finally, what can the Gude data tell us about the structure of the left periphery with respect to ForceP and IntP?


Edmond Biloa

Université de Yaoundé 1, Cameroun