Stress and Tone – The African Experience

ISBN 978-3-89645-017-3

Stress and Tone – The African Experience

Edited by: Rose-Juliet Anyanwu. With contributions by: Rose-Juliet Anyanwu, Lee S. Bickmore, Denis Creissels, Laura J. Downing, Zygmunt Frajzyngier, Leoma Gilley, Larry Hyman, Roland Kießling, Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig †, Robert Nicolaï, Imelda Udoh, Rainer Voßen.

Series: FAB Frankfurt African Studies Bulletin Year 2003, Volume 15

4 pp. Roman, 200 pp.
numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
340 g
€ 39.80

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Rose-Juliet Anyanwu: Tone and accent in the Igbo verb

Lee S. Bickmore: The use of feet to account for binary tone spreading

Denis Creissels: Some remarks on tonal processes at utterance boundaries

Laura Downing: Stress, tone and focus in Chichewa and Xhosa

Zygmunt Frajzyngier: Tone and vowel deletion, insertion and syllable structure

Leoma Gilley: The feature of stress in Nilotic

Larry Hyman / Imelda Udoh: Tone mapping in Leggbó

Roland Kießling: Tonogenesis in Southern Cushitic (Common West Rift)

Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig: The prosodological structure of Herero

Rainer Voßen: Verbal tone and stress in ||Ani (Central Khoisan)

Book Review · Compte-rendu de publications

Robert Nicolaï: Leçon d’Afrique, filiations, ruptures et reconstitution de langues – un hommage à Gabriel Manessy
(Rose-Juliet Anyanwu)

Under these links you will publications by the contributors, studies of tone systems in African languages and further descriptions of the languages and language families analyzed here:

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