Greener Journal of Arts and Humanities

Excellence and Timeliness

  
  

Change Language

Newsletters


Gazali

Greener Journal of  Art and Humanities Vol. 2 (2), pp. 017-022, December 2012

 ISSN: 2276-7819 

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 103112186

 

Yes Or No Questions in Kanuri: A Minimalist Approach

                                    

Baba Kura Alkali Gazali                                

 

Department of Languages and Linguistics (Lecturer Ii) University Of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069, Borno State, Nigeria


Abstract: 

This paper examines the three types of echo question sentences in Kanuri within the minimalist program. In conducting the research, the researcher uses his native speaker intuition and three other competent native Speakers to validate the data. The study identifies three types of movement: Subject movement from Spec. IP position to Spec. CP position, Object movement from Spec. VP position to Spec. CP position and finally the movement of the finite non auxiliary verb under Spec. V position to Spec. CP position to check question feature of Comp in Kanuri. The Study also identifies Structural ambiguity when one constituent moves across another constituent in Kanuri sentence structure. Case marking is used to disambiguate such sentence structures.

Keywords: Kanuri, Movement, Minimalist, Yes or No Questions.

Return to content       View Reprint (PDF) (182KB)


Call for Paper/Books/Thesis

Call for Scholarly Articles


Authors from around the world are invited to send scholary articles that suits the scope of this journal. The journal is currently open to submissions and will process and publish articles monthly in two yearly issues.


The journal is centered on quality and goes about its processes in a very timely fashion. Seasoned editors/reviewers will be consulted to review each article(s), profer quality evaluations and polish the articles with expertise before publication.


Simply send your article(s) as an e-mail attachment to gjah@acad.gjournals.org or manuscripts.igj@gmail.com.


             



Search

Login Form

Other Journals


Sponsored