Browsing by Author "Adéwọlé, L O"
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- ItemOpen AccessAspect and phase systems in Yoruba(University of Calgary, 1991-09) Adéwọlé, L ODespite Oyelaran's (1982:41) claim that both the imperfective and what he regards as the perfect aspect in Yoruba are not controversial, a look at some of the writing on the topics shows several crucial problem areas.
- ItemOpen AccessHead in Yorùbá derived nouns(University of Calgary, 2000-01) Adéwọlé, L OStudies on Yorùbá have typically ignored or undervalued the place of word structure within a generative grammar. This neglect has a far reaching effect on the study of the language first, because words are the basic units in the description of any language and second, because the Yorùbá word structure offers a microcosm of some of the descriptive problems of sentences in the language. In this paper, therefore, we shall take a critical look at the notion, head, in the Yorùbá morphology within a variant of the Generalised Phrase Structure Grammar (GPSG henceforth) developed by Cann (1986).