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ERIC Number: ED035869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Swahili Sentence Structure. Final Report.
This descriptive work on Swahili syntax, influenced by (but not based on) Halliday's general concept of the "elements of structure," is intended for intermediate and advanced students who are already familiar with the grammatical categories and the system of affixes in Swahili. Chapters treat the following: (1) grammatical categories; (2) syntactic units; (3) the predicate; (4) the phrasal predicate; (5) subject-predicate relationships; (6) adjuncts; (7) non-verbal sentences; (8) interrogative sentences; and (9) clauses and links. Based on an "open" rather than a "closed" corpus, many of the sentences in the text have been generated on the basis of an original sample, checked by all available informants, and included only when they had been established as valid and acceptable sentences by first speakers of the language. (AMM)
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Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Preliminary edition