Grammatical Tone

This book presents a typology of grammatical tone, defined as a tonological operation restricted to the context of a specific morpheme or construction.

Grammatical Tone

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Grammatical Tone
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Nicholas Rolle
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04 - Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

This book presents a typology of grammatical tone, defined as a tonological operation restricted to the context of a specific morpheme or construction. Tone languages constitute at least half the world's languages, and exhibit phonological properties which are particularly important to linguistic inquiry, e.g. its ability to be 'mobile', to
Tone
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Victoria A. Fromkin
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-10 - Publisher: Academic Press

Tone: A Linguistic Survey is a nine-chapter text that considers the phonetics and phonology of tone from both a synchronic and a diachronic point of view. The first chapters deal with the physiological and perceptual correlations of tone. These chapters also describe the interactions of tonal and nontonal features. The
A Grammar of Nuosu
Language: en
Pages: 573
Authors: Matthias Gerner
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-14 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

This is the first modern grammar of Nuosu written in English. Nuosu belongs to a little known section of Tibeto-Burman. The 2.5 Million ethnic Nuosu are part of the Yi nationality and live in Sichuan (China). This grammar informs Tibeto-Burman linguists, typologists, scholars of language contact and foreign learners of
The Phonology of Chichewa
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Laura J. Downing, Al Mtenje
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book provides thorough descriptive and theory-neutral coverage of the full range of phonological phenomena of Chichewa, a Malawian Bantu language. Bantu languages have played and continue to play an important role as a source of data illustrating core phonological processes such as vowel harmony, nasal place assimilation, postnasal laryngeal
A Grammar of Jamsay
Language: en
Pages: 755
Authors: Jeffrey Heath
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-08-27 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Jamsay is the largest-population language among some twenty Dogon languages in Mali, West Africa. This is the first comprehensive grammar of any Dogon language, including a full tonology. The language is verb-final, with subject agreement on the verb and with no other case-marking. Its most striking feature is the morphosyntactically