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.
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.
A presentation and defense of my Ph.D dissertation — Nominalization and predication in U̱t‑Maꞌin.
The morphological complexity of the U̱t‑Maꞌin noun class system holds the key to understanding the distinct elements of the two Progressive constructions.
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.
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