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Les particules verbales du wolof et leur combinatoire syntaxique et topologique

Abstract : In this paper, we approach the study of the verbal particles of Wolof by placing ourselves resolutely in a distributional approach based on the exhaustive study of a corpus annotated in dependency syntax by Dione (2019). This allows us to revise previous works by clearly distinguishing, among the verbal particles, a group of 6 particles (a, la, na, da, -u, ngi), which we will call assertive particles. The constructions in which these particles enter are characterized by a common distribution (impossibility to be in relative clauses and obligation to be in certain complement clauses) and by a common topological structure characterized by the position of the assertive particle, the clitic complements and the imperfective auxiliary di. We propose a complete description of the combinativeness of all verbal particles, as well as the set of topological schemes of the predicative constructions of Wolof.
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Olivier Bondéelle, Sylvain Kahane. Les particules verbales du wolof et leur combinatoire syntaxique et topologique. Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris, Peeters Publishers, 2021, 115 (1), pp.391-465. ⟨10.2143/BSL.115.1.0000000⟩. ⟨hal-03102906⟩



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