Wh-Movement In Kiswahili A Government And Binding Approach Peter M. Matu
This study is an attempt to analyse Kiswahili sentences in which wh-phrases appear. Therefore, we want to explain the constituent order variations that are found in these kind of sentences. The study analyses these sentences within the framework of the GB theory as presented in Chomsky (1981). In chapter one we have a background information on the language under study, the problem statement, objectives, hypo thesis, rationale, theoretical f ramework and methodology. In chapter two we give a brief introduction of wh- questions in Kiswahili then we start giving an analysis of these interrogatives within the framework of GB’s move Moreover, in this chapter there is a brief introduction of wh-relatives and then their analysis. Three types of relatives are identified in this section and they include the AMBA- Relatives, the Reduced Relative clauses and the Tenseless Reduced Relative clauses. Each type of the relatives has been analysed within the framework of the GB theory. Chapter three provides the summary and conclusions of what we found out in Chapter two.