Grammaticalization is a research framework that investigates the process whereby lexical items and even constructions gradually acquire grammatical functions. Although the framework has been applied to the study of the grammaticalization processes in many languages of the world, including many African languages, it is yet to be fully applied to the study of many Nigerian languages. Hence, the need for this workshop.
Date: 25th June, 2018
Venue: Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (Nigeria)
The workshop aims at introducing the grammaticalization framework and its potentials to researchers of Nigerian languages. It shall take the form of a crash course, divided into two main modules. The first shall be the theoretical module that introduces the grammaticalization framework and the various theoretical issues it has given rise to. The second is the practical module, which shall involve the demonstration of the application of the framework to the investigation of the grammaticalization process in various languages.
Dr. Chinedu Uchechukwu
Head, Department of Linguistics
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Anambra State, Nigeria
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