Aspects of the Syntax of Kwa: A comparative View

Based on the analysis of Gungbe and other Gbe languages, this class aims at deriving certain generalisations about clause structure in the Kwa languages. The discussion centers around three main topics: (i) the expression of Tense, Mood, (ii) Serial Verb Constructions, and (iii) the grammatical expression of information structure. These three aspects will be treated with regard to their interaction with clause structure.