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Books: Phonology: Zwarts

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Message 1: The Phonology of Endo: Zwarts

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 15:29:26 -0500 (EST)
From: lincom.europa <>
Subject: The Phonology of Endo: Zwarts

Title: The Phonology of Endo
Subtitle: A Southern Nilotic Language of Kenya
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 59
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Lincom GmbH, 
Author: Joost Zwarts, Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS 

Paperback: ISBN: 3895868205, Pages: 140, Price: EUR 46.00

Endo is a southern Nilotic (Kalenjin) language spoken in the west of
Kenya by about 50,000 people that has not been previously described in
the literature. In this book the segmental phonology of Endo is
covered in great detail, based on the personal field work of the
author. After an overview of the consonant and vowel inventories the
structure of syllables is described. There are chapters on
phonological processes involving consonants and processes involving
vowels. Special attention is paid to the vowel harmony phenomena in
this language and there is a chapter on some aspects of the tonal
system. An appendix gives an extensive overview of the rich morphology
of Endo. The book is relevant for linguists and anthropologists
interested in African languages as well as for phonologists and
morphologists interested in sound processes and word structure
phenomena. The description is theory-independent, which guarantees a
wide and long-term accessibility to the unique features of this

Lingfield(s):	African linguistics (General Linguistics)
		General Linguistics 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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