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Title: Cyclicity in the Phrasal Phonology of Kivunjo Chaga
Written By: Brian McHugh
URL: http://home.t-online.de/home/LINCOM.EUROPA/new1.ht
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 03
Description:

This work is a pre-OT study of cyclicity and suprasegmentals in the phrasal (postlexical) phonology of KiVunjo Chaga, a Bantu language of Tanzania. In it, my primary aim is to lend support to Prosodic Hierarchy theory, with one controversial modification: cyclic application of phrasing- sensitive rules. My empirical base consists of the elaborate KiVunjo Chaga tone sandhi paradigm, which reflects not only a full range of lexical tone contrasts (

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): Vunjo
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895860425
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Pages: 240pp
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