focus morphemes

Elena Maslova Lena at LH.BICOS.DE
Fri Oct 2 12:27:04 UTC 1998

> But how common is explicit morphological marking of
> focus?
> Can anybody
> tell me how common or uncommon this is or provide references to
> literature or other languages?

Yukaghir has explicit and regularly applied focus marking, cf.

Comrie 1992 Focus in Yukagir (Tundra dialect). In: H.I.ARONSON
(ed.) The Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR. Chicago Linguistic
Society. University of Chicago. 55-70.

Maslova 1997 Yukaghir Focus System in a Typological Perspective.
Journal of Pragmatics. April.

Elena Maslova
University of Bielefeld
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