The System of Nominal classification in Gújjólay Eegima
Serge Sagna, School of Oriental and African Studies
Field Trip Grant. Duration: 2005-2006. £4,485
The goal in undertaking this fieldwork is to complement the data collected in 2004 on the nominal classification system of Gújjólay Eegima, and undocumented Joola language of Senegal. The fieldwork will aim at verifying existing data on the morphosyntactic structure and the semantic motivation of noun classes in the language. The linguistic and cultural data previously collected consist of tales, conversations and grammatical elicitations. The intended field stay will aim at researching semantic aspects of noun classes in more depth. The data to be collected will thus focus on cultural aspects as well on linguistic aspects, intending to combine anthropological linguistic techniques with a detailed semantic investigation.