L'attribution de la qualité dans les langues africaines

Projet International de Coopération Scientifique
LLACAN (CNRS, Inalco, Paris 7) / Universität Bayreuth (Afrikanistik)

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1. What is the prominent prosodic system ?
2. Are there noun classes ?
3. Is there a gender category ?
4. Is there an 'animacy' category ?
5. What is the position of determiners such as articles, demonstratives, definite / indefinite markers ?
6. What is the position of the possessive personal markers ?
7. What is the position of the genitive phrase ?
8. What is the position of the qualifier (adjective, participle) ?
9. What is the position of the relative clause ?
10. What is the position of the numerals ?
11. What is the preferred order for lexical constituants ?
12. Is there one ore more connective/s ?
13. Does number have a specific marking ?
14. Is there a category of adjectives ?
15. Are there underived adjectives ?
16. Has the underived adjective the status of a verb or that of a noun ?
17. Is there a verb > adjective derivation pattern ?
18. Is there an adjective > verb derivation pattern ?
19. Is there a noun > adjective derivation pattern ?
20. Is there an adjective > noun derivation pattern ?
21. Can a noun be used as a modifier ?
22. Are there participles in an epithetic position ?
23. Are there verbal nouns ?
24. Is the semantic content of the adjective 'symmetrical' ?
25. Does the adjective undergo agreement ?
26. Is there an adjective > adverb derivation pattern ?
27. Can the adjective be used as an adverb without formal change ?
28. Can an adjective be qualified by another adjective ?
29. Can the adjective be combined with a modifier expressing comparison ?
30. Is there one ore more verb/s meaning 'to be' ?
31. Is a verb meaning 'to be' used to predicate a quality ?
32. Is there a copula ?
33. Is there a nominal predication (without copula) ?
34. Are there stative verbs ?
35. Can the adjective bear a negation marker ?
36. Can qualification be expressed with a relative clause ?
37. Can qualification use a genitive link ?
38. Can qualification be expressed with juxtaposition ?
39. Do ideophons represent a numerous category ?
40. Can an ideophon be juxtaposed to an adjective ?
41. Can an ideophone stand for an adjective ?

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