A functional approach to the morphology of verbal extensions in Kidawida with comparative statements of the same phenomenon made with respect to kiswahili
The TG proposed by Chomsky (1957) and (1967 )has received many criticisms ( see Dik 1978- preface.) Linguists such as Dik have come up with a non-transformational grammar and used it to analyse languages. Our work is an attempt to use FG as a model to analyse the morphology of kidawida verbal extensions with comparative statements of the same phenomenon made with respect to kiswahili. The first chapter of the work is a general introduction to the two languages, kidawida and kiswahili. In chapter two, we have an introductory comparative short review of kiswahili and kidawida noun morphology. Chapter three deals with the morpology of the verb and verbal extensions. Chapter four which is the main part of our work, an attempt is made to analyse the verbal extension using FG, thus generalizations are made concerning the functions of verbal extensions. Our final chapter is the conclusions where we sum up mainly the findings of chapter four. we also point out the practical issues in this section.