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Title: Auxiliaries in Ekiti: A generalized phrase structure grammar analysis
Author: Akeem Ségun Sàláwù
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Institution: University of Ghana
Linguistic Field: Morphology; Sociolinguistics; Syntax
Subject Language: Yoruba
Abstract: This thesis examined the structural distribution of the markers of auxiliaries in the Ekiti dialect of Yorùbá language. The study made use of the data collected at Ìkòlé-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The theory of Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar as propounded by Gazdar et al (1985) was used to analyse the co-occurrence restrictions among the auxiliaries in the dialect. And, a comparative analysis of the markers of auxiliariesin the Ekiti dialect and Standard Yoruba was also made.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed


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