Abstract for NON VERBAL PREDICATIONS IN JOOLA KARON, AN ATLANTIC LANGUAGE SPOKEN IN SENEGAL
This paper deals with nonverbal constructs that consists in juxtaposing two nonverbal constituents. The predications described fall into three types: equational, identification and adjectival. This research highlights the semantic and syntactic properties of nonverbal predications. Most strategies described have been mentioned in other Joola languages, although Joola Karon shows some peculiarities. Some of nonverbal predications described have not been mentioned in works conducted on Joola languages. The description of the properties of the reverse of the two nonverbal constituents and its impacts on their syntactic roles is a new approach in the description of Joola languages.