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This landmark quantity is the 1st paintings particularly designed to discover the level to which impressive floor morpho-syntactic similarities among Bantu and Romance languages really characterize related syntactic buildings. particularly, it explores the well timed and lots more and plenty debated problems with verbal morphology and contract, the constitution of DPs, and note order/information constitution, with the target of offering a greater realizing of the constitution of different languages investigated, and the results this holds for syntactic thought extra more often than not. the entire papers draw on info from either Bantu and Romance languages, offering a framework for much-needed extra comparative study at the nature of linguistic constitution, its variety and constraints, and the consequences this has for learnability/acquisition. the quantity additionally offers an enormous precedent for incorporating insights from Bantu linguistic constitution into mainstream of syntax examine.

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