'Go' on a rare grammaticalisation path to focus
Van der Wal, G.J.
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In the Bantu language Shangaci there are four pairs of tenses, simple and complex, which express the same time reference. The complex tenses contain a preverbal marker which is derived from the verb entta go . We examine the meaning that entt contributes and show that it cannot be a progressive aspect marker. Instead, the complex tenses appear to express verb focus.
CitationDevos, M.; Van der Wal, G.J. (2010). 'Go' on a rare grammaticalisation path to focus. , Linguistics in the Netherlands, Vol. 27, John Benjamins,