Original Articles

Category COMP and complementizer ukuba in Xhosa

DOI: 10.1080/02572117.1989.10586771
Author(s): J.A. du PlessisDepartment of African Languages, Republic of South Africa


The contents and the status of the category COMP in syntax have been investigated, tracing its history from the transformational hypothesis to its current status where it shares in the [Xbar]-theory as Cā€³. The results of this investigation have been applied to Xhosa.

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