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dc.contributor.advisor Kubayi, S. J. Govhola, Annah Thomani 2022-10-06T12:29:32Z 2022-10-06T12:29:32Z 2022
dc.description Thesis(M.A. (Translation and Linguistics Studies)) -- University of Limpopo, 2022 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to examine the notion of projection, as underpinned by the Projection Principle, between the subject, the verb, the object, the adjective and the adverb in Tshivenḓa. Data were collected through participant observation, wherein the researcher collected data in the form of clauses and sentences in Tshivenḓa. This study found that verbs and subject prefixes are predicates which project arguments in sentences. These arguments are characterised both linguistically and in the form of word realities. The study further found that Tshivenḓa is a pro drop language because the adjectival argument prefix can locate the subject argument in absentia. In turn, subject arguments and adjectival arguments carry the same class nominal prefix. The projection of elements of a sentence in Tshivenḓa identifies grammatical relations between constituents. Lastly, it is recommended that studies of a similar nature should be conducted in other African languages to establish how elements of a clause or sentence cohere as informed by the Projection principle. en_US
dc.format.extent vii,52 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Syntax en_US
dc.subject Predicates en_US
dc.subject Constituents en_US
dc.subject Principle en_US
dc.subject Pro drop en_US
dc.subject Agreement en_US
dc.subject Prefix en_US
dc.subject Argument en_US
dc.subject Projection en_US
dc.subject Nomonals en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Grammar, Comparative and general -- Agreement en_US
dc.subject.lcsh TshiVenda language en_US
dc.title Projection principle as a source of constituent agreement in syntax : the case of Tshivenda en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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