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1. Zemba, Mercy. A grammatical sketch of Kunda Language.

Degree: 2015, University of Zimbabwe

This dissertation provides a grammatical sketch of Kunda language which is spoken in the Eastern province of Zambia, particularly in Mambwe district. The dissertation focuses on the three levels of linguistic analysis and these are phonology, morphology and syntax. The analysis described in this grammatical sketch is based on data collected in the three chiefdoms of Mambwe district namely, Nsefu, Mnkhanya and Jumbe, through the use of six adult native speakers of Kunda language. Each of the informants was given lists of English words and sentences to provide equivalents in Kunda language. Data were arranged according to type and objectives. The data were then categorised according to levels of linguistic analysis applied in the study and the findings were analysed and interpreted according to these levels. The study also relied on document analysis as its source of data. This involved analysing existing manuscripts written in the language. At phonological level, the study reveals that Kunda has five distinctive phonemic vowels and twenty four consonants. The study also reveals that Kunda language shares the syllable structures with many other Bantu languages and its common syllable patterns being the open type that include V,C, CV and CSV. With regard to morphology, the study has established that Kunda has eighteen noun classes most of which consist of nominal prefixes which are followed by a stem. The study further reveals that some noun classes may be involved in the formation of diminutives and augmentatives. At nominal morphology, the study deals with the Kunda noun phrase which includes pronouns, adjectives, demonstratives possessives and quantifiers. The study observes that the verbal structure of Kunda contains numerous prefixes and suffixes and that the basic verbal root for Kunda is CVC. It has also been established that Kunda uses a series of suffixes in verbal derivations. In addition, the study reveals that the basic word order for Kunda is subject, verb and object (SVO). The study also observes that the word order in Kunda is not restrictive; the position of the main clauses may vary. The study establishes that both yes-no and content questions in Kunda are distinct. The adverbial clauses in Kunda are used to provide additional information about time, place and manner.

Subjects/Keywords: Socialinquistic; Language and education; Bantu languages-Zambia; Language and languages-Philosophy

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APA (6th Edition):

Zemba, M. (2015). A grammatical sketch of Kunda Language. (Thesis). University of Zimbabwe. Retrieved from http://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/4278

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Zemba, Mercy. “A grammatical sketch of Kunda Language.” 2015. Thesis, University of Zimbabwe. Accessed August 14, 2020. http://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/4278.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Zemba, Mercy. “A grammatical sketch of Kunda Language.” 2015. Web. 14 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Zemba M. A grammatical sketch of Kunda Language. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Zimbabwe; 2015. [cited 2020 Aug 14]. Available from: http://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/4278.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Zemba M. A grammatical sketch of Kunda Language. [Thesis]. University of Zimbabwe; 2015. Available from: http://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/4278

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2. Muke, Mushima. The syntax and semantics of And-Coordination in Kaonde.

Degree: 2015, University of Zimbabwe

This study examined the nature of and-coordination in Kaonde. In order to meet this goal, the study sought, firstly, to identify conjuncts that are coordinated by and-equivalent in Kaonde. Secondly, the study sought to identify and-coordinators in Kaonde. That is, it tried to identify coordinators in Kaonde that are equivalent to ‘and’ in English. From the study, it was observed that Kaonde has two (2) forms or variants of the coordinator ‘and’. These include; ne and kabiji. Thirdly, the study sought to examine how and when the coordinators ne and kabiji are used in Kaonde. From the data collected (through desk research, introspection and simple phrase lists) and analyzed, it was observed that coordinators are used whenever one needs to connect or link two or more linguistic units. The syntactic analysis of and-coordination in Kaonde was done using the X-bar theory of Government and Binding theory while descriptive linguistics was employed to account for the semantic aspect of the study. In addition, the study examined the nature of coordinate structures in Kaonde. It was observed that a coordinate structure is usually made up of at least two conjuncts and a conjunction. The conjuncts are conjoined together by a conjunction to form one larger linguistic unit of the same kind. Further, it was observed that conjunctions play a very important role in ensuring that coordinated meaning is expressed. The study explored semantic functions of and-coordination in Kaonde. It was observed that and-coordination denotes a relationship between and/or among conjuncts in a sentence. The conjunctions may show a cause and effect relationship between conjuncts. They are also used to show chronological sequence, contrast, condition or simply addition. Thus, by linking conjuncts in a coordinate structure, they establish relationships that otherwise are not easy to understand. In relation to the theoretical framework, the indication is that X-bar theory of Government and Binding theory does apply to coordinate structures in Kaonde. With regard to the findings, one would suggest that more research should be undertaken to analyse coordination as a whole in Kaonde. That is, analysing coordination which covers all coordinators which include; or and but. Lastly, there is need also to analyse possible coordinate structure constraints in Kaonde.

Subjects/Keywords: Semantics; Syntax; Language Arts and Discipline; Bantu Languages-Zambia

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APA (6th Edition):

Muke, M. (2015). The syntax and semantics of And-Coordination in Kaonde. (Thesis). University of Zimbabwe. Retrieved from http://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/3670

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Muke, Mushima. “The syntax and semantics of And-Coordination in Kaonde.” 2015. Thesis, University of Zimbabwe. Accessed August 14, 2020. http://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/3670.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Muke, Mushima. “The syntax and semantics of And-Coordination in Kaonde.” 2015. Web. 14 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Muke M. The syntax and semantics of And-Coordination in Kaonde. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Zimbabwe; 2015. [cited 2020 Aug 14]. Available from: http://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/3670.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Muke M. The syntax and semantics of And-Coordination in Kaonde. [Thesis]. University of Zimbabwe; 2015. Available from: http://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/3670

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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