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The three Bantu languages Kinyakyusa, Kîîtharaka, and Rukiga all show a construction with the linear order ‘NP copula pronoun (S) V’, illustrated for Kîîtharaka: Mû-biira n’ uu Karîmi a-riing-ire. 3-ball cop 1.Karimi 1sm-kick-pfv ‘A ball is what Karimi kicked.’ In this talk, we show that this one linear order actually hides three possible underlying structures: reverse pseudocleft, left-dislocated NP + basic cleft, and focus construction. Moreover, each language shows ambiguity.
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