Locatives in Shona and Luganda

Pavel Caha, Marina Pantcheva

21 Jan

The article investigates locative class markers in Shona and Luganda. It proposes an account that explains their peculiar behaviour, in particular their syncretism with non-locative classes. We argue for the presence of a silent PLACE in the structure, and provide reasons to think that the silent PLACE is silent bacause of phrasal spellout. We use the framework of Nanosyntax to model the facts.