Theme-goal Switch in Igbo

Stephen Madu Anurudu


Accounting for the double object construction has proved very difficult for scholars in the generative model. This may stem from the assumption that constituent structures of phrases and sentences are built only in a binary-branching hierarchical structure. In this article, theme-goal shift is seen as a direct consequence of the case assigning verb requiring its pronominal theme within its local domain.

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