Introduction to Grammar

The primary goal of this module is to give an introduction to grammatical analysis, to enable students to understand the grammar of their language nd to enable students to benefit from simple linguistic descriptions written by others. These skills will help prepare the students for Bible translation, language assessment, and literacy work.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the module the students will know:
1. Sentence and clause structure
2. Phrase and word structure
3. Basic ideas of morphology
4. Tense, aspect, mood and voice
5. Case, gender, class and number marking

The students will do the following: Make a write of their grammar consisting of

  • sentence structure
  • clause structure
  • phrase structure
  • word structure
  • tense, aspect, mood, voice
  • case, gender, class and number marking if applicable