HASIYATU ABUBAKARI F'20

HASIYATU  ABUBAKARI
Lecturer
Department of Communication Studies
University of Professional Studies, Accra

African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020
Lecturer
Department of Communication Studies
University of Professional Studies, Accra
A Grammar of the Kusaal Language of Ghana

This project gives a description and a formal linguistics analysis of the grammar of Kusaal, spoken in Ghana. The questions the project seeks to answer include: (i) what are the grammatical structures of Kusaal? and (ii) how can focus constructions be analyzed using the Lexical-Functional Grammar Framework? The project aims to correct aspects of my dissertation titled: "Aspects of Kusaal Grammar: The Syntax-Information Structure Interface" by using comments received from reviewers after the submission of the work. It seeks to include a chapter on the morphology of Kusaal. The aim of this project is to come out with a book manuscript on the grammar of Kusaal. Little is known in the literature of a comprehensive grammar of a Northern Ghanaian language that employs the Lexical-Functional Grammar Approach in analyzing its data. This project will be carried out using primary data gathered from native speakers. The research method is qualitative.