Possessive constructions in Tongugbe, an Ewe dialect

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Possessive constructions in Tongugbe, an Ewe dialect

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Possessive constructions in Tongugbe, an Ewe dialect
Author: Kpoglu, P.D.
Journal Title: LOT dissertation series
Publisher: LOT
Issue Date: 2019-02-28
Keywords: Possession
Location
Existence
Ewe language
Gbe
Kwa
Abstract: This dissertation concerns the description of possessive constructions in Tongugbe, one of the many dialects of the Ewe language, which is spoken in south-eastern Ghana, along the Volta River. It presents a detailed description of the constructions; and explores the relationship that exists between clausal possessive constructions and locative and existential constructions. In addition to this, the work presents a first outline grammar of Tongugbe. The grammar presents notably preliminary findings on the duration contrast in tones of Tongugbe and a rich demonstrative paradigm. The possessive constructions can be grouped into attributive, predicative and external possessor constructions. It is shown that the structural configurations of attributive possessive constructions are functionally motivated. It is also demonstrated that structural variations in predicative possessive and external possessor constructions correspond to differences in meaning. Finally, it is argued that, synchronically, clausal possessive constructions and locative and existential constructions are not reducible to a single structure. The view supported here then is that each construction is a form-meaning pair.
Promotor: Supervisor: Mous M.P.G.M., Carlier A. Co-Supervisor: Ameka F.K.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
University: Leiden University
Uri: urn:isbn:9789460933189
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/69313
 

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