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The Architecture of Focus
This paper investigates focus constructions in Hausa, a Chadic language spoken mainly in the north of Nigeria. It examines the syntax of two strategies of focus marking in this language, the ex situ and the in situ strategy. The former strategy was previously claimed by almost all scholars of Hausa to be the unique means of focus marking available in the language. Recently, however, the latter strategy has been suggested to be an alternative to focus fronting. Due to the observation that exdoi:10.1515/9783110922011.579 fatcat:fdrapcaqx5f5rncowh5ebhwsbi