LINGUIST List 16.588
Sun Feb 27 2005
Qs: Unmarked Contour Tone; Landscape and Language
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Unmarked Contour Tone
Landscape and Language
Message 1: Unmarked Contour Tone
From: Joaquim de Carvalho <jbrandaoidf.ext.jussieu.fr>
Subject: Unmarked Contour Tone
I have two questions on the typology of tonal systems:
1) Are there tonal systems limited to the three following units: two level
tones (H and L) and only one contour tone?
2) If such systems exist, is the shape of this unique contour predictable?
Is it a falling or a rising tone?
Thanks in advance for any piece of information. I will post a summary if
there are enough responses.
Joaquim Brandao de Carvalho
Departement de linguistique
Universite Paris 8 / UMR 7023
Message 2: Landscape and Language
From: Kathy Rich <krr36earthlink.net>
Subject: Landscape and Language
For a book I'm writing on language acquistion, I'm interested in any
material, historic or current, that's been written on the effects of
landscape on language.
Katherine Russell Rich
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