The author discusses object marking patterns in wh-contexts in Sambaa (Shambala), Swahili and Haya. Differences between questions and non-questions, and between different types of wh-environments, such as relative clauses, cleft questions and simple wh-questions, are discussed. It is argued that the differences observed cannot be linked to an agreement/pronoun distinction for object marking across those languages, contra Bresnan and Mchombo (1987).
Selected Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Research and Languages in Africa
edited by Akinloye Ojo and Lioba Moshi
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