Francisca Adzo Adjei F'12

Francisca Adzo Adjei
Doctoral Student
Linguistics
University of Ghana

African Humanities Program Dissertation Fellowships 2012
Doctoral Student
Linguistics
University of Ghana
Learning to Express Motion Events in Ewe

This thesis explores the structural and discourse characteristics of the description of dynamic motion events in Ewe. It investigates how these characteristics develop in children learning Ewe at different ages as contrasted with Ewe-speaking adults. It aims to find whether patterns of language use have any influence on Ewe-speaking children's development of motion event descriptions, as reported in the literature for children from other language backgrounds.