A Tonal Grammar of Kinyarwanda: An Autosegmental and Metrical Analysis (Studies in Linguistics & Semiotics v. 9)

A Tonal Grammar of Kinyarwanda: An Autosegmental and Metrical Analysis (Studies in Linguistics & Semiotics v. 9)

By: Alexandre Kimenyi (author)Hardback

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This is a complete description of the whole tonal system of Kinyarwanda - lexical tones, morphological tones, grammatical tone assignment and all types of tone rules which are responsible for the phonetic output of morphemes, words, complex words and sentences. This study also contributes to the knowledge of other tonal systems of Bantu language since some of the rules described and formulatedhere such as tone spread or repitition, tone displacement, and Meeussen rule are found in other languages.

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  • publication date: 31/08/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780773471610
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780773471610
  • ISBN10: 0773471618

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