Operation labeling algorithm within Xamtanga sentences

  • Berhanu Asaye Agajie Injibara College of Ethiopia


The objective of this article was to examine the operation of the Labeling Algorithm within Xamtanga sentences. A descriptive research design was used to analyze the sentence structures. The data were collected from the native speakers of Xamtanga college lecturers (3 males, 1 female) and from written texts. By purposive sampling, 11 sentences were selected, arranged, and described. The method of data analysis working in this research was Labeling Algorithm {XP, YP}. Thus, results indicated that simple sentence structure has only one verbal head. In the case of a compound, complex, and compound-complex sentence structures there exist more than one verbal head. Sentences in terms of their forms, forming Syntactic Object representations they contain were different. Alternatively, every sentence types share Syntactic Object representations that include Noun Phrase (NP), Verb Phrase (VP), Determiner Phrases (DP), Prepositional Phrase (PP), Tense Phrase (TP), Adverbial Phrase (ADVP), and Adjectival Phrase (AP). Finally, the study recommended further research on how labeling Algorithm {XP, H}, and {X, Y} works to describe the label of Syntactic Object representations found within sentences in Xamtanga.


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Jun 29, 2020
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AGAJIE, Berhanu Asaye. Operation labeling algorithm within Xamtanga sentences. Journal of Applied Studies in Language, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 115-127, june 2020. ISSN 2615-4706. Available at: <http://ojs.pnb.ac.id/index.php/JASL/article/view/1859>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.31940/jasl.v4i1.1859.