Yucatec Maya, like many other Mayan languages, features a set of constructions, including relative clauses, content questions and focus constructions, that is uniquely characterized by the occurrence of the so-called Agent Focus verb form. The challenge posed by these constructions is to account for why a special verb form occurs only in these constructions. I argue that this is the case because these constructions (which I refer to as F-constructions) share particular structural and semantic properties.
"F-constructions in Yucatec Maya,"
Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas: Vol. 2
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/sula/vol2/iss1/14