ERIC Number: ED033353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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The Identification of Participants in Adamawa Fulani.
Stennes, Leslie Herman
The thesis of the present dissertation is that the Fulani reference system cannot be explained by grammatical rules alone, or by studying isolated sentences, but that one must examine the entire structure of language in context, and that given the semantic inventory plus the semotactics and the grammatical inventory plus the grammar one can not only discover the meaning of the variations in form but also state them rigorously. The success of the experiment shows that such a method leads to an understanding of the Fulani reference system hitherto unrealized and shows that the stratificational model is a useful tool. Chapters deal with (1) the purpose of the dissertation, the theoretical model, the Fulani language, the corpus, the informants, and the orthographic conventions; (2) the relationship of participants to events; (3) the identification of participants; (4) participant identification realization rules; (5) application of realization rules to semological reticula; and (6) conclusion. A list of abbreviations and signs, a selected bibliography, and indexes conclude the volume. (Author/AMM)
Hartford Seminary Foundation, 55 Elizabeth St., Hartford, Connecticut 06105 ($5.25).
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Identifiers: Stratificational Grammar
Note: Ph. D. Dissertation submitted to the Hartford Seminary Foundation.