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ERIC Number: ED016208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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THE STRUCTURE OF RIFF.
APPLEGATE, JOSEPH R.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS DESCRIPTIVE STUDY IS TO DEFINE THE MAJOR STRUCTURAL FEATURES OF RIFF, A BERBER LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY THE BERBER TRIBESMEN OF THE RIF IN NORTHERN MOROCCO. THE DESCRIPTION IS PRESENTED IN THREE PARTS--PHONOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY, AND SYNTAX. THE PHONEMES ARE DESCRIBED IN TERMS OF DISTINCTIVE FEATURES. PHARYNGEALIZATION AND TENSION ARE POSITED AS SPECIAL PHONEMIC EFFECTS BECAUSE SUCH A DESCRIPTION ACCOUNTS FOR THE SELECTION OF ALLOPHONES. THE MORPHEMES ARE DIVIDED INTO THREE CLASSES--STEMS, AFFIXES, AND PARTICLES. THE STEMS ARE SUBDIVIDED INTO NOUN AND VERB STEMS ACCORDING TO THE AFFIXES WITH WHICH THEY OCCUR. THE PARTICLES ARE FOUND MOSTLY AS FREE FORMS. IN ADDITION TO HAVING AFFIXES, THE VERBS CAN BE DEFINED ON THE BASIS OF VARIOUS VOCALIC PATTERNS WHICH SERVE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN TENSE ASPECTS. THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE CAN BE DIVIDED INTO THREE TYPES--VERBAL SENTENCES, NOMINAL (EQUATIONAL) SENTENCES, AND THOSE IN WHICH THE CONSTITUENTS ARE PARTICLES OR THEIR SUBSTITUTES. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS TEXT, WRITE DIRECTLY TO DR. JOSEPH R. APPLEGATE, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20001. (TP)
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Identifiers: MOROCCO