Value Fronting with particle before focus

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Focusing of the noun phrase
References
Meakins & O’Shannessy 2010

Examples

  1. Bat datsda karungku i bin pangkily im.
    Bat
    but
    datsda
    foc
    karu-ngku
    child-erg
    i
    3sg.sbj
    bin
    pst
    pangkily
    hit.on.head
    im.
    3sg.obj
    But it was the child who hit him on the head.

    See Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006