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Mon Jun 09 2008

Books: Phonology/Typology: Anyanwu (Ed)

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        1.     Anyanwu, Tone Systems in African Languages: Anyanwu (Ed)

Message 1: Tone Systems in African Languages: Anyanwu (Ed)
Date: 09-Jun-2008
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Subject: Tone Systems in African Languages: Anyanwu (Ed)
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Title: Tone Systems in African Languages Series Title: Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter (FAB), Number 17, 2005 Published: 2008 Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe

Editor: Rose-Juliet Anyanwu Paperback: ISBN: 9783896450 Pages: 198 Price: Europe EURO 34.80

African languages are predominantly tonal. Hence, the recent issue of theFrankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter (FAB), Number 17, is dedicated to tonesystems in African languages. The articles contained in the present volumecover the four major language phyla: Afroasiatic, Khoisan, Niger-Congo, aswell as Nilo-Saharan. The numerous examples and discussions are intended tocontribute towards the explanation and understanding of various tonalphenomena often encountered in the study and analysis of African languages.The contributions include:

Tones in Jukunoid languages (Rose Juliet Anyanwu)The functions of the morphosyntactic tone in Bidiya (Rose Juliet Anyanwu &Khalil Alio)Rhythmic units and stress / word accent mobility in Fula (Rose JulietAnyanwu & Abdourahmane Diallo)A survey of Northern Khoisan tonology (Rose Juliet Anyanwu & Bernhard KÖHLER)Tonal cases in Mushere (Hermann Jungraithmayr)Some remarks on nominal tone in Maa (Antje Meissner)The variable status of nasals as tone bearing units in Kabiyè (David Roberts)The tones of Iko (Eno-Abasi Urua)

Ordering information:Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, Postfach 45 06 43,D-50881 Cologne, Germany

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology                             Typology
Subject Language(s): Bidiyo (bid)                             Cakfem-Mushere (cky)                             Maa (cma)                             Fulfulde, Adamawa (fub)                             Iko (iki) Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic                             Khoisan                             Niger-Congo                             Nilo-Saharan
Written In: English (eng )

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