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.
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 …
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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.