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Colorado Research in Linguistics

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Working Paper

Abstract

The framework of Case Grammar is used to analyze surface structure constructions of the type NP-nɛ̀-NP in Awutu, a Guang language from Southern Ghana. Agentive, objective, locative, and comitative cases are postulated. Surface structures are derived from deep structures containing two or more of the above cases. It is shown that the phrase NP-nɛ̀-NP has two different sources. It may be the realization of two different cases as well as the result of reduction of conjoined sentences.

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