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Authors: Sisaye, Makonnen
Advisors: Dr. Klaus Wedekind
Copyright: May-1983
Date Added: 27-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The thesis is a contrastive study of the auxiliary in Amharic and English, usinG TG model. In the study, the surface and deep structures of the auxiliary in Amharic and English have been described and analysed separately. Then, the surface structure contrast and the deep to surface structure contrast of the two languages have been investigated. On the basis of this contrastive analysis it has been found that the constituents of the auxiliary in English (i.e., Tense, Modal and Aspect) are systematically different from the constituents of the auxiliary in Amharic (i.e., Aspect, Modal and Tense) even in this order. Based on the result of this comparison, hypothetica1 predictions of errors have been made which may be committed by Amharic speakers in learning the auxiliary in English. Finally, pattern practice based on the generative and transformational rules discussed in the study has been recommended as a method of overcoming the errors.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4056
Appears in:Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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