Using an original concept of how prominence works in the phonology, TalkingRhythm Stressing Tone makes a systematic comparison of the suprasegmental systems of the Anglo-West African Creole languages spoken in the Caribbean,South America and West Africa. The original nature of the theoretical approach produces new and revealing analyses of the hybrid suprasegmental systems of these languages. These analyses point to the origins of these systems, emerging as they did out of situations of language contact. The author examines how enslaved speakers of West African languages modified the tonal systems they originally used in their native languages to accommodate the mass of new vocabulary, mainly from English, with which they were faced in plantation societies in the Americas. The work demonstrates the processes by which this happened and explores in detail the end point of these processes, i.e. the combined systems of tone and stress typical of modernAnglo-West African Creole languages.Ordering information:OverseasShipping & handling charges (BULK): 20% of total order (world) (Bulk = quantities above 10 books)Shipping & handling charges (Caribbean, NA) (10 books & under/mixed titles): US$7 for 1-2 books / US$15 for 3-6 books/ US$20 for 7-10 books (Caribbean, NA, UK)Shipping & handling charges (ROW): add US$3.00 to each category aboveShipping & handling charges (UK) (10 books & under/mixed titles): 1-2/£4.50; 3-5/£950; 6-10/£12.80Shipping & handling charges (ROW): add £2.00 to each category aboveDiscounts: Applicable to booksellers and distributors, on a sliding scale matching quantities ordered. Please contact our marketing deskImportant: All overseas orders (incl from the Caribbean) to be paid in US dollars or pounds sterling with international money order, cheque drawn a US (or UK) bank, or with credit cardPurchase orders (or P.O. number via email) required from institutions, incl. libraries & other educational; bookshopsCredit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, KeyCardFull payment by cash, cheque, money order, or credit card should accompany all orders from individuals. Others: Maximum credit terms: maximum 30 days netPrices subject to change without noticeBooks will be billed at prices prevailing at time order suppliedExamination copy policy: A r a w a k publications will provide inspection copies of books requested for possible course adoption. Please fax or send email attachment of request on departmental/institutional letterhead, indicating course name and number of students. If 10 or more copies are ordered within 30 days of a request, the book's invoice will be cancelled. Otherwise, the examination copy may be either purchased or must be returned in saleable condition within a specified time but not exceeding 60 days. Please contact us at the above address for further details.