Morphophonologie des langues kwa de Côte d’Ivoire

Morphophonologie des langues kwa de Côte d’Ivoire

Morphophonologie des langues kwa de Côte d’Ivoire

ISBN 978-3-89645-545-1

Morphophonologie des langues kwa de Côte d’Ivoire

Edited by: Firmin Ahoua, William R. Leben. With contributions by: Alain Albert Adékpaté, Rachel Adjoumani, Firmin Ahoua, Mouchi Blaise Ahua, Achimi Alabi, Bohoussou Amani, Florence M.L. Anguié, Edmond N. Apia, Dolores Djougba, Djaki Carlos Goprou, Guy Kaul, Kouadio Raymond Konan, Yao Emmanuel Kouamé, William R. Leben, François Mondo, Irma Ouattara, Jean-Yves Takouo, Krotum-Maï Traoré. Series edited by: Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig †, Bernd Heine.

Series: GA Grammatical Analyses of African Languages Volume 29

344 pp.
17 maps, 36 tables, numerous charts
Text language(s): French
Format: 160 x 240 mm
690 g
€ 59.80

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The Kwa languages constitute a branch of the Niger-Congo phylum spoken in the southern region of West Africa from Côte d’Ivoire to Nigeria. They are known for their isolative morphological structure and their complex tonology. The book deals with the morphophonology of the Kwa languages of Côte d’Ivoire as it interacts with syntax and phonology. Included are analyses of the tonal systems and prosodic domains over which the various regularities hold.

Some data for this volume were elicited directly, but most are from a set of oral tales and monologues, published separately as Contes et textes documentaires kwa de Côte d’Ivoire (see link below). The analyses are offered as a contribution to the comparative study of a relatively poorly known set of languages, some of them highly endangered, and to the study of language typology in general.


Firmin Ahoua / William R. Leben: Introduction

Edmond N. Apia: Morphophonologie de l’abbey moriè

Rachel Adjoumani: Morphophonologie de l’abidji Djaki

Carlos Goprou: Morphophonologie de l’abouré

Guy Kaul: Morphophonologie de l’adioukrou

Irma Ouattara: Morphophonologie de l’agni-ano

Mouchi Blaise Ahua: Morphophonologie de l’agni-sanvi

Florence M.L. Anguié: Morphophonologie de l’attié (akyé)

Krotoum-Maï Traoré: Morphophonologie de l’avikam

Dolores Djougba: Morphophonologie du baoulé kode

Bohoussou Amani: Morphophonologie du baoulé nanafwe

Yao Emmanuel Kouamé: Morphophonologie du baoulé nzikpli

Jean-Yves Takouo: Morphophonologie de l’ebrie (cama)

Djaki Carlos Goprou: Morphophonologie de l’éotilé (betine)

Alain Albert Adékpaté: Morphophonologie du krobou

Kouadio Raymond Konan / François Mando: Morphophonologie du mbatto (ngula)

Achimi Alabi: Morphophonologie du nzema


Under these links you will find publications by the contributors, the texts analyzed in this volume and descriptions of further West African Kwa languages and cultures:

Accompanying material:


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