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Author Ajiboye, Oladiipo, author

Title The syntax & semantics of Yoruba nominal expressions / Oladiipo Ajiboye
Edition [Revised edition]
Published Oxford [England] : Overseas distributors : African Books Collective
Port Harcourt, Nigeria : M & J Grand Orbit Communications Ltd., 2016
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Description 1 online resource (285 pages)
Series Landmarks ; 1
Landmarks series ; 1
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Yorùbá genitive constructions -- 3. ti-genitives as reduced relative clauses -- 4. Interpreting Yorùbá bare nouns -- 5. Marking specificity and salience in nominal expressions -- 6. Plural strategies in Yorùbá
Summary The Landmarks Series is a research and publications outfit funded by the Landmarks Research Foundation to publish recent outstanding doctoral dissertations on any aspect of Nigerian linguistics, languages, literatures and cultures. This study is a departer from most previous work on Yorùbá Grammar in the sense that rather than being purely a descriptive grammar; it attempts to provide a theoretical analysis of the internal and external syntax of Yorùbá nominal expressions using the Chomskyan Principles and Parameters approach to syntax. This Generative theory attempts to characterize the grammar of all natural languages in terms of a set of universal principles that all languages share, and a set of parameters along which languages may vary. The book emphasizes the empirical motivation behind major theoretical proposals in that framework, and shows how views on the nature of universal grammar and cross-linguistic variation have developed over the years as a consequence of a massive increase in cross-linguistic syntactic research
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of British Columbia, 2005 titled Topics in Yorùbá nominal expressions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed January 27, 2017)
Subject Yoruba language -- Grammar.
Yoruba language -- Nominals
Yoruba language -- Noun phrase
Yoruba language -- Possessives
Yoruba language -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Yoruba language -- Syntax
Yoruba language -- Grammar.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9785420892