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Function Words of Buol Language Examined from Syntactical Features
1. Baso Andi-Pallawa; 2. Dr. Andi Fiptar Abdi Alam (Corresponding author).
1. Department of English language and Teaching Faculty of Teachers Training and Educational Sciences Tadulako University, Palu, Middle Sulawesi Province, East Indonesia, January, 2005; 2. Faculty of Education of Tadulako University Kampus Bumi Tadulako Tondo Tlp. 429743, Centre: 246,247,249,250 Palu City, Middle Sulawesi Province, East Indonesia.
To avoid not to receive the new words from loan words, the syntax of Buol language,
especially its function words, must be investigated in details to keep the original structures of
this language survive without being influenced by other vernaculars, and far from being
extinction. In line with this information, this study portrays the function words of Buol
language in terms of the function word varieties such as 1) noun clarifiers, 2) modifier, 3)
prepositions, 4) coordinators, 5) interrogators, 6) subordinating conjunction, 7) sentence
linkers, 8) modal auxiliaries, 9) interjection, 10) aspect words, and (11) relative pronouns.
The importance of this study is required to create the narrative data of those varieties of
function words, to provide information for those who are keen on conducting another study
dealing with Buol language, to assist the teaching of local subject matter course, such as
function words themselves of Buol language and to play a role to the Department of National
Education, especially in Central Sulawesi for the consideration as development of the local
subject matter course curriculum. The pattern of this inquiry is descriptive qualitative. It is
founded on the process of scrutiny involving description and interpretation that can be
exerted without controlling any variables. The informants of this study are ten native speakers
of Buol language at Buol regency living permenantly in one of five districts called Biau
function words, syntactical features, Buol language
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Volume 1, Number 3, - 2012 , ISSN 2325-0887
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