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Deriving an object dislocation asymmetry in Luganda

Rodrigo Ranero

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  "publisher": "Language Science Press", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3367189", 
  "ISBN": "978-3-96110-205-1", 
  "container_title": "Theory and description in African Linguistics", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Deriving an object dislocation asymmetry in Luganda", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>In this paper, I document and analyze an object-dislocation asymmetry in Luganda<br>\n(Bantu: JE15) that becomes apparent only upon comparing double object left-dislo-<br>\ncation versus double object right-dislocation. If two objects are left-dislocated, the<br>\nobject markers (OMs) on the verb are strictly ordered OMTHEME &gt; OMGOAL/BEN and<br>\nthe dislocated objects are ordered freely, either goal/ben &gt; theme or theme &gt;<br>\ngoal/ben. In contrast, if two objects are right-dislocated, the objects cannot be<br>\nfreely ordered &mdash; two right-dislocated objects must be ordered goal/ben &gt; theme.<br>\nHowever, in double object right-dislocation, the OMs must also be ordered OMTHEME<br>\n&gt; OMGOAL/BEN . I propose that this asymmetry can be captured if left-dislocated ob-<br>\njects are base generated in their surface position, whereas right-dislocated objects<br>\nare derived via movement. Several predictions concerning binding and superiority<br>\neffects are borne out, providing support for the analysis.</p>\n\n<p>&nbsp;</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Rodrigo Ranero"
  "page": "595-622", 
  "publisher_place": "Berlin", 
  "type": "chapter", 
  "id": "3367189"
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