Global Journal of Humanities

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On Efik Nouns

Eyo O Mensah, Offiong A Offiong


This paper investigates nouns, and other constructions with nouns as heads (noun phrases) in Efik, using the framework of one of the modules of universal grammar, Binding Theory (BT). It examines among other things, the grammatical properties of nouns, their various projections and application to BT in the language. The study discovers that pronominal elements and referential expressions are free in their respective governing categories, in relation to the Binding of NP structures in Efik.
KEY WORDS: Binding, Government, Grammar, Noun and Noun Phrase
Global Journal of Humanities Vol.3(1&2) 2004: 33-38
AJOL African Journals Online