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4. Word Order

 

If the structure in (13) is correct, it makes very specific predictions about the position of overt arguments in Bantu: if noun class markers are present on the verb, they occupy argument positions, such that overt arguments can only be adjuncts. Contrary to claims by Baker 1996: 51, Bantu thus exhibits structures very similar to those Baker proposes for Mohawk. This section will show that this is born out by word order facts.

 

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