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Mon Oct 15 2007

Qs: Tone Orthography Experimentation

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        1.    Dave Roberts, Tone Orthography Experimentation


Message 1: Tone Orthography Experimentation
Date: 05-Oct-2007
From: Dave Roberts <dave_robertssil.org>
Subject: Tone Orthography Experimentation
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One chapter of my PhD thesis is going to be an overview of previous
research on field experimentation of tone orthography in African languages.
I am aware of ten experiments in the repertoire (see list below). I'd be
glad to hear from anyone who can add to this list. I'm interested in
anything and everything : formal and informal, quantitative and
qualitative, ms and published, and especially anything which gets away from
Niger-Congo. It would be interesting to hear about anything on this subject from
other continents besides Africa too. Please cite all the bibliographical info
you know if you reply. If I don't hear from anyone, maybe that means I've
covered everything already!

Dave

1. BURA: Badejo, B. Rotimi Maiduguri (1989): ''An experimental study of
tone marking in Bura''. In Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter, 1, pages 44-51.
2. KOM: Bernard, Russell H., George N. Mbeh et W. Penn Handwerker (1995):
''The Tone Problem''. In The Complete Linguist: papers in memory of Patrick J.
Dickens, ed. by Traill, A., R. Vossen and M. Biesele, Cologne, Rudiger
Koppe Verlag, pages 27-44.
3. KOM: Bernard, Russell H., George N. Mbeh et W. Penn Handwerker (2002):
''Does marking tone make tone languages easier to read?'' In Human
organisation (a journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology), 61: 4,
pages 339-349.
4. DSCHANG: Bird, Steven (1999a): ''When Marking Tone Reduces Fluency: An
Orthography Experiment in Cameroon''. In Language and Speech, 42, pages 83-115.
5. WESTERN KRAHN: Duitsman, John (1986): ''Testing two systems for marking
tone in Western Krahn''. In SIL Notes on Literacy, 49, pages 2-10.
6. EFIK: Essien, Udo E. (1977): ''To end ambiguity in a tone language''. In
Languages and Linguistics problems in Africa. Proceedings of the 7th
Conference on African linguistics, ed. by Kotey, Paul F. A. and Haig
Der-Houssikian. vol., Columbia, South Carolina, Hornbeam Press, pages
155-167.
7. YORUBA: Fagborun, J Gbenga (1989): ''Disparities in tonal and vowel
representation: some practical problems in Yoruba orthography''. In Journal
of West African languages, 19: 2, pages 74-92.
8. YORUBA: Klem, Herbert V. (1982): ''Special difficulties in reading tone
languages''. In Oral communication of the Scriptures: insights from African
oral art, Pasadena, CA, William Carey Library, pages chapter 3, pages 19 -
25.
9. BAFUT: Mfonyam, Joseph N. (1989): Tone in orthography: the case of Bafut
and related languages. Yaoundé, Department of linguistics, University of
Yaoundé, Thèse.
10. LIMBUM: Mfonyam, Joseph N. (1989): Tone in orthography: the case of
Bafut and related languages. Yaoundé, Department of linguistics, University
of Yaoundé, Thèse.

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