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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.

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This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.

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Title: Stress and Tone
Subtitle: The African Experience
Edited By: Rose-Juliet Anyanwu
URL: http://www.koeppe.de/html/e_fab.htm
Series Title: Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter 15

Table of contents:

Preface and Acknowledgment 1

Rose‑Juliet ANYANWU
Tone and Accent in the Igbo Verb 5

The Use of Feet to Account for Binary Tone Spreading 23

Some remarks on tonal processes at utterance boundaries 49

Stress, Tone and Focus in Chichewa and Xhosa 59

Tone and vowel deletion, insertion, and syllable structure 83

The Feature of Stress in Nilotic 99

Larry HYMAN & Imelda UDOH
Tone Mapping in Leggbó 121

Tonogenesis in Southern Cushitic (Common West Rift) 141

Wilhelm J. G. MÖHLIG
The prosodological structure of Herero 165

Verbal tone and stress in ||Ani (Central Khoisan) 181

Rose‑Juliet ANYANWU
Robert Nicolaï: Leçon d'Afrique, filiations, ruptures et reconstitution de langues: un hommage à Gabriel Manessy 195

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Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, Postfach 450643, D‑50881

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe Publishers
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3896450174
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 200
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