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