The Syntactic Power of Transformational Rules in Shona

Isaac Mhute


The paper ventures into the Linguistic branch of syntax with the goal of finding out how much power transformational rules possess in Shona sentences. Focus is on the effects that application of various transformational rules may have on the various components of the sentences. It has been realised that transformational rules have the power to rearrange, delete or add some words into sentences. In the process forms of the words may also be altered for various reasons. It was also demonstrated that at times one finds himself bound to apply certain rules or risk making people draw various implications in response.

Keywords: Shona, syntactic, transformation, power, linguistic, rules

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