A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE WORD STRUCTURE OF SURIGAONON LANGUAGE
This paper explores the word structure of the Surigaonon language, an Austronesian language spoken in the Caraga region of the Philippines. The paper uses a qualitative descriptive research method to examine and analyze the word structure of Surigaonon in terms of content and function words. The study finds that Surigaonon has a rich and complex word structure with a variety of content and function words. Content words are those that carry meaning, while function words are those that modify or connect content words. The paper also finds that Surigaonon has a number of unique morphological features, such as the use of affixes and reduplication. These features contribute to the unique word structure of Surigaonon. The study was carried out in Surigao del Sur's five municipalities, known together as CARCANMADCARLAN. Comprehensive interviews with Surigaonon native speakers provided the study's data. The research found that the complicated reduplication patterns and variety of affixes found in Surigaonon's morphological framework. The study's main hypothesis is that Surigaonon's lexical structure represents a rich, multidimensional system that reflects the population's unmatched linguistic and cultural history. The study is important in many different ways. It first helps with the important work of documenting linguistic diversity, which is critical for its preservation and spread. Second, the subject has connections to comparative linguistics, which makes it easier to compare linguistic structures among other languages. Third, the study has implications for culture since the Surigaonon language is inextricably linked to the culture and history of the Surigaonon people.
Surigaonon, Content Word, Function Word, Morphology, Lexical Structure