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Title: THE FOCUS SYSTEM IN OROMO A FUNClIONAL GRAMMAR A'PPROACH
Authors: TAHA, YASSIN
Advisors: Dr. Klaus Jedekin
Copyright: Jun-1990
Date Added: 24-Nov-2012
Abstract: This study deals with the function of focus in Oromo~ It attempts to show the different mechanisms in which focus functions are renlized. Dik (1978) developed the theory of FG with the view point of functional nature of a language. It is stated in his study that ~agmatic Function is one of the three levels of Functional nations. Focus is regarded as one of the four ~agmatic Functions. Focus presents what is relatively the most important or salient inforrn~tion in ~ given setting. Even though Focus is a universal f~ture of any language~ ~he types, the scopes, the functions and distribution of Focus vary from l~nguage to language. The :'distribution of fo study examines the types, the scopes, the functions ..;..llu."il.l. Oromo in the light of Dik (1978) and (1989). The study has three chapter.: In CMp~r;l.One ,.~a; &tatement the Significance, the Objectives, the Limitations and Methods of the study are introduced. In addition, previous related studies in Oromo are also included. The theoretical framework of Functional Grammar with the aim of introducing the basic concepts of FG in general and the treatment of focus a~ a pragmatic function in particular are described in Chapter Two. The Third Chapter discusses the various focus functions in the language. The focalizing devices, the types, the scopes ~nd functions of focus are raised and discussed. Finally, the study presents the summary of the preceding chapters.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3945
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