Shinyiha Noun Morphology

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University of Dar es Salaam
This study is about Shinyiha Noun morphology. An attempt has been made to describe the morphological structure of Shinyiha Noun using morphosyntactic approach. The study is basically descriptive although some theoretical aspects have been discussed to some extent. The study has attempted to answer the following questions; first, what is the morphological structure of Shinyiha noun? Secondly, is morphology alone a sufficient criterion to the description of Shinyiha Noun? What is the surface manifestation of the noun class prefixes in Shinyiha? In this study we have attempted to use both syntax and morphology to find out how the two aspects can be used together to provide the best description of the noun. With this approach we have tried to see how the noun prefixes behave in certain morph syntactic manifestation. Contexts and their surface Interview and observation have been used as tools for data collection. Data were obtained from six informants who were native speakers. The dissertation is organized into four chapters; chapter one provides the background information which includes statement of the problem, objectives, significance of the study, literature review and theoretical framework. Chapter two provides general overview of the structure of the Bantu Noun, chapter three contains the analysis of the structure of Shinyiha noun and chapter four is the summary and the conclusion of the study.
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Noun morphology, Shinyiha
Goodness, D(2008) Shinyiha Noun Morphology, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam.