oa Lagos Notes and Records - The determiner phrase in Etsako: a minimalist approach
|Article Title||The determiner phrase in Etsako: a minimalist approach|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of European Languages, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||May 2003|
|Pages||134 - 171|
|Keyword(s)||Definite article, Derivation, Economy principles, Four operations, Functional category, Lexical resources, Methodological framework, Natural language, Nominal structures, Possessive pronoun and Sentential cohesion|
This paper seeks to analyse the Determiner Phrase in Etsako within the theoretical framework of the Minimalist Program, the most recent version of Chomskyï¿½s 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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