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.

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.

Development of the U̱t-Maꞌin Intransitive Progressive in six stages

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

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Possessed Woman

The sad saga of a woman tormented by demons.

The Gossip King // Faru̱k u̱ ke̱t-u̱ ne̱t-u̱t wa u̱s-rem

A cautionary tale of suspicion that leads to gossip and ends with forgiveness and shame.

Semantics of u̱t‑Maꞌin noun classes

I explore evidence for semantic cohesion and semantic assignment criteria to U̱t‑Maꞌin noun class pairings, the distribution of loanwords semantic regularities, and the distribution of verbal nouns throughout the noun classes.

University of North Dakota MA Defense

A presentation and defense of my MA thesis — The noun class system of u̱t‑Maꞌin, a West Kainji language of Northwestern Nigeria .