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  • (cur | prev) 18:55, 11 July 2008Lars Hellan (Talk | contribs). . (1,035 bytes) (+1,035). . (During the past year colleagues at the Universities of Ghana and Leiden and at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim) have been developing a system for labeling structures in such a way as to facilitate and enhance comparison of structures within and between languages.1 In principle the system is universal, but it is also very specific, giving a fairly detailed encoding of language-specific syntactic and semantic features. The project has been developed so far using mainly material from Norwegian and from Ghanaian languages especially Kwa. The paper will present and explain the general principles on which the descriptive labels are put together. It will then demonstrate the application of the tool with a preliminary discussion of constructions having the global semantic feature PROPERTY – or, constructions through which a property is attributed to an entity. Property constructions in Ga are described, followed by remarks on the typological relations revealed with other languages of the area.)