oa Lagos Notes and Records - The determiner phrase in Etsako: a minimalist approach

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0075-7640



This paper seeks to analyse the Determiner Phrase in Etsako within the theoretical framework of the Minimalist Program, the most recent version of Chomsky�s Generative Grammar. We shall argue that the functional category of Determiner is Head of all nominal projections in Etsako as against earlier accounts in favour of Noun as Head while also discussing the order of the constituents of the Etsako Determiner Phrase. We shall attempt to see how the Minimalist Program can accommodate our data drawn from the Avhianwu dialect of Etsako.

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