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An unattested person alignment u̱t‑Maꞌin with possible logophoric function

This study examines the distribution of Reported Speaker and Reported Addressee pronouns in a corpus of u̱t‑Maꞌin narrative spoken texts to understand what motivates the shift in pronouns between 2SG and 3SG for Reported Addressees.

Exploring the logophoric continuum

On logophoric phenomena across West Africa, including grammatical marking of both reported speaker and reported addressee, how logophoric forms fit into language systems, and extensions of logophoric forms to related functions.

Clause final negation and double negation in Northwest Kainji

Using morphosyntax as a diagnostic tool for untangling the varied negative marking in Northwest Kainji.

Marked nominative alignment from reanalyzed relative clauses: Towards an explanation of prefixes and suffixes in Northwest Kainji argument marking

In this study I argue that the innovative suffix-marked nominative form is the result of reanalyzing a relative clause structure as main clause syntax. These clauses function are syntactically independent, and yet are somehow discourse dependent with limited occurrence in narrative texts.

On the development of two progressive constructions in U̱t‑Maꞌin

Synchronic description of two progressive constructions, proposal of historical sources of the distinct morphological pieces, and a comparison of the U̱t‑Maꞌin Progressive Constructions with cognate elements from four Kainji language clusters.

The associative phrase in U̠t‑Maꞌin

Gamification of rapid word collection

A report on applying the principles of gamification to in-person data elicitation of Mòòré vocabulary.

Contribution of women to linguistic vitality in northwestern Nigeria

Understanding the power that women hold in the preservation of underresourced languages.

Narrative uses of the U̱t‑Maꞌin (Kainji) Bare Verb form

A discourse based study of the distribution of verb forms in narrative texts with focus on the “unmarked” Bare Verb form that is used to progress the storyline — sequential main events in a narrative text.

Verbal categories in U̱t-Ma'in, a Kainji language of Nigeria

A recent study (Nurse et al. 2010) surveyed Niger-Congo verbal categories. However, no data from Kainji languages was included quite likely because very little on Kainji languages has been researched or published. This paper offers data from …