Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session




The seven texts [...] include two describing some of the changes in tribal life due to the coming and influence of Europeans (any white men), three describing the trip made by the younger man when he left the tribal area to work for two years on a plantation and two of 'village gossip.'

Text materials are interesting not only for their content, but for what can be learned about the language by studying them. There are two general areas of interest exhibited in these texts, Morphology - here, primarily the composition of verbs and nouns, and Syntax, the larger area of relationship between verbs in sentences and paragraphs.

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