University of Oregon

Nominalization and predication in U̱t‑Maꞌin

A description of the morphosyntax of predication in u̱t‑Maꞌin, especially the extensive use of nominalization and NP agreement phenomena within a wide range of predicative functions.

University of Oregon Ph.D Defense

A presentation and defense of my Ph.D dissertation — Nominalization and predication in U̱t‑Maꞌin.

Development of U̱t‑Maꞌin Progressive Constructions

The morphological complexity of the U̱t‑Maꞌin noun class system holds the key to understanding the distinct elements of the two Progressive constructions.

u̱t-Maꞌin predication

Exploring the morphosyntax of verbal and nonverbal predication, negation, and the extensive use of nominalization.

The associative phrase in U̠t‑Maꞌin

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.

Describing Mòòré: a language of Burkina Faso

An overview of the sounds, words, and clauses of Mòòré language.

Formation of verbs in u̱t‑Maꞌin

u̱t‑Maꞌin verbs occur with suffixes that display one set of tense/direction distinctions. Other TAM designations are coded by auxiliaries. This is a first attempt at describing the range of meanings encoded on verbs.

Discourse function of marked and unmarked verbs in u̱t‑Maꞌin narrative

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