Vol. 6 (2020)

The syntactic structure of the Xhosa "e-" N "-ini" locatives

Knut Tarald Taraldsen
The Arctic University of Norway / Masarykova Univerzita

Published 2020-09-10


  • augments,
  • locative prefixes,
  • locative suffixes,
  • Xhosa

How to Cite

Taraldsen, K. T. (2020). The syntactic structure of the Xhosa "e-" N "-ini" locatives. Quaderni Di Linguistica E Studi Orientali, 6, 221–237. https://doi.org/10.13128/qulso-2421-7220-9701


This article aims at presenting arguments for a new analysis of locative expressions with the prefix e and the suffix -ini in Xhosa. This analysis views the most striking properties of these expressions as syntactic in nature and is based on arguments to the effect that a purely morphological analysis doesn’t provide explanatory accounts of the relevant facts.


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