Course Description

This course is concerned with the analysis of the structure of words in general and of Kiswahili word in particular.  After introducing the relevant meta-language involving basic concepts such as morpheme, allomorph, root, affix, etc, the inflection and derivation followed by selected topics in Kiswahili morphology including verbal nominal, adjectival and prepositional forms.  Special attention will be paid to the interaction between morphology and phonology in discussing any emergent morphophonemic relations

Course Objectives

  1. To provide students with a solid foundation not only in morphology in general but also in Swahili morphology in particular.
  2. To provide students with the relevant morphological meta-language that can enable them to:
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