Morphological and Syntactic Behaviour of Lubukusu Locative Clitics among Native Speakers of Bungoma County, Kenya

IJRDO - Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research

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Title Morphological and Syntactic Behaviour of Lubukusu Locative Clitics among Native Speakers of Bungoma County, Kenya
 
Creator Nyongesa Sharon Nelly
David Wafula Lwangale
 
Subject clitics
Lubukusu
communication
locative
 
Description This study examined how Lubukusu, a Bantu dialect of Luluhyia language in Bungoma County has locative clitics and their impact in communication. The study aimed at establishing the effects of Lubukusu   locative clitics in communication among the native speakers of Lubukusu in Bungoma County by looking at the morphological and syntactic behavior of Lubukusu clitics.  This study employed the Stratal Optimality Theory by Anderson (2005) where he describes the phonological behavior of clitics. This study relied on the pre-existing   data and adopted a qualitative research approach by use of   descriptive research design. The target populations were the native speakers of Lubukusu from Bungoma County. The study employed simple random sampling   and   probability   sampling   techniques   so   that   each    respondent had an equal chance of being selected   fairly.   The   study used qualitative   data   collection   methods   by   use   of    interview schedule. Interview schedule were used because the researcher did not want to limit the respondents on the use of Lubukusu locative clitics. The qualitative data were analyzed by descriptive and content analysis to get information. The   researcher ensured   that   while   carrying   out   this   study, the   confidentiality of   the   respondents was adhered to. The study found out that Lubukusu locative clitics had morphological properties that were reconciled with their syntactic properties and phonological properties in order to aid in communication within a sentence structure. These findings implied that Lubukusu locative clitics have properties that were peculiar and that can be interpreted by assuming that they become part of the adjacent words at the phonological level but they are independent elements at the syntactic level of analysis. That is why they both were and were not words.
 
Publisher IJRDO Journal
 
Date 2020-09-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijrdo.org/index.php/sshr/article/view/3797
 
Source IJRDO - Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research (ISSN: 2456-2971); Vol. 5 No. 8 (2020): IJRDO - Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research (ISSN: 2456-2971) ; 51-65
2456-2971
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijrdo.org/index.php/sshr/article/view/3797/2864
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 IJRDO - Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research (ISSN: 2456-2971)
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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