Quaderni di Linguistica e Studi Orientali (Sep 2020)

The syntactic structure of the Xhosa "e-" N "-ini" locatives

  • Knut Tarald Taraldsen

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 6


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This article aims at presenting arguments for a new analysis of locative expressions with the prefix e and the suffix -ini in Xhosa. This analysis views the most striking properties of these expressions as syntactic in nature and is based on arguments to the effect that a purely morphological analysis doesn’t provide explanatory accounts of the relevant facts.