The present volume deals with hitherto unexplored issues on the interaction of morphology and syntax. These selected and invited papers mainly concern Cushitic and Chadic languages, the least-described members of the Afroasiatic family. Three papers in the volume explore one or more typological characteristics across an entire language family or branch, while others focus on one or two languages within a family and the implications of their structures for the family, the phylum, or linguistic typology as a whole. The diversity of topics addressed within the present volume reflects the great diversity of language structures and functions within the Afroasiatic phylum.
1. Introduction (by Frajzyngier, Zygmunt); 2. Case marking, syntactic domains and information structure in Kabyle (Berber) (by Mettouchi, Amina); 3. The internal and comparative reconstruction of verb extensions in early Chadic and Afroasiatic (by Ehret, Christopher); 4. One way of becoming a dative subject (by Frajzyngier, Zygmunt); 5. Coding the unexpected: Subject pronouns in East Dangla (by Shay, Erin); 6. Ergative-active features of the Ethiopian Semitic type (by Hudson, Grover); 7. Number as an exponent of gender in Cushitic (by Mous, Maarten); 8. Relativization in Kambaata (Cushitic) (by Treis, Yvonne); 9. Between coordination and subordination in Gawwada (by Tosco, Mauro); 10. Author index; 11. Language index; 12. Subject index