Left dislocation in Bantu languages with illustrations from Lingala and Swahili

Philothe Mwamba Kabasele


This paper addresses the empirical question of whether left-dislocation is base-generated or derived by syntactic movement. The paper is interested in both Contrastive Left Dislocation (henceforth, CLD) and Clitic Left Dislocation (henceforth, CLLD) and provides illustration and evidence from Bantu languages.

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