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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
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Table of contents:

Preface and Acknowledgment 1

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

Lee S. BICKMORE
The Use of Feet to Account for Binary Tone Spreading 23

Denis CREISSELS
Some remarks on tonal processes at utterance boundaries 49

Laura DOWNING
Stress, Tone and Focus in Chichewa and Xhosa 59

Zygmunt FRAJZYNGIER
Tone and vowel deletion, insertion, and syllable structure 83

Leoma GILLEY
The Feature of Stress in Nilotic 99

Larry HYMAN & Imelda UDOH
Tone Mapping in Leggbó 121

Roland KIEßLING
Tonogenesis in Southern Cushitic (Common West Rift) 141

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

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

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

Ordering information:
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
Prices: Europe EURO 34,80