Date of Award

8-1-1970

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Linguistics

Abstract

This is a study of the phrase structure of Towa which is a fanoan language spoken in the pueblo of Jernes, in Hew Mexico.

There are four types of phrases in Towa. These are noun, verb, location and time. 3ach is studied in some detail using materials from approximately 200 pages of texts.

Examples of each phrase type are included along with a specification of the obligatory and optional components of each. The analytical framework is that developed by Kenneth L* ?ike. The terminology of conventional grammar has been used instead of the vocabulary introduced by a particular school of linguistic theory. One reason is that intelligibility to Towa speakers is a requirement.

A pronunciation guide, vocabulary list and three texts are included.

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