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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."

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Dissertation Information

Title: Ushughulikiaji wa Makosa ya Kisarufi na Athari zake katika Ujifunzaji wa Kiswahili: Mfano wa Wanafunzi wa Tarafa ya Rarieda. Add Dissertation
Author: Alex Kevogo Update Dissertation
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Institution: Egerton University, M.A. in Kiswahili
Completed in: 2007
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics;
Subject Language(s): Swahili
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Director(s): Mukuthuria Mwenda

Abstract: This study dealt with teachers’ treatment of learners’ grammatical errors in Kiswahili composition in Rarieda division of Bondo district. The need for this research arose from the fact that Rarieda division performs poorly in Kiswahili examination at national level. This problem has persisted for several years. This research therefore investigated teachers’ treatment of standard eight learners’ written grammatical errors in Rarieda division. The research had two objectives. The first one was to investigate standard eight learners’ written grammatical errors and how teachers treated them within Rarieda division in Bondo district. The second one was to find out if there were differences in the way teachers treated similar grammatical errors. The Error Analysis Theory formed the theoretical framework of the research. Both library and field research were employed for this study. Chapter one of this study was an introduction to the research. Chapter two dealt with literature review. Literature on treatment of learners’ written errors and other relevant studies on error treatment were reviewed. Chapter three dealt with the methodology. In this chapter, the procedure used to collect data from the field was explained. The description of subjects, research design, study location and procedures were also dealt with. Chapter four dealt with data presentation and analysis. This chapter describes how data collected from learners’ compositions, questionnaires and oral interviews with their teachers was analysed and presented. Chapter five on the other hand provides a summary of research findings, and the researcher’s recommendations and conclusion.