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Name: Bruce  Connell (IPA: mahamman lawalii abdullaahi)
Institution: Glendon College, York University, Toronto
State and/or Country: Niger   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Pragmatics
Syntax
Specialty: Syntax of Hausa, Chadic languages, Niger languages, Grammaticalization, Role and Reference Grammar
Subject Language(s): Zarma
Hausa
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
Selected Publications: Articles (from 2007 to present):
-Profiling and identification in Hausa (Journal of Pragmatics)
-Four types of scene-setting clauses in Hausa (The Linguistics Journal)
-Distance and visibility: Two systems in Hausa deixis (Linguistik Online)
-Perfect and perfective in Hausa
(Afrikanistik Online)
-Pefectivity and time reference in Hausa (Linguistic Discovery)
-Narrative and past habitual sequences in Hausa (Rice Working Papers in Linguistics)
-Les constructions ditransitives en Zarma (Hyper Articles en Ligne -HAL)
-Two Types of Temporal clauses in Hausa (to appear in 'constructions')
Announced on LINGUIST :  Selected Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Courses Taught: -Linguistique africaine
-Anglais pour linguistes
-Phonétique et phonologie 2
-Grammaire Générative et Transformationnelle
-Grammaticalisation
Reviewer of: A Grammar of Mina (LL Issue 18.912)
Complementation: A cross-linguistic typology (LL Issue 21.1579)
The Expression of Information Structure (LL Issue 23.3338)



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