Original Articles

An outline of Zulu phrase structure

Published in: South African Journal of African Languages
Volume 13, issue 2, 1993 , pages: 57–65
DOI: 10.1080/02572117.1993.10586966
Author(s): Andrew van der SpuyDepartment of African Languages, Republic of South Africa


This article is an introduction to the X′-component of Government and Binding Theory, as applied to Zulu. In the first part of the article the general principles of X′-theory are outlined, and in the second part it is shown how the syntactic categories of Zulu are projected.

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