Bookcover of Tone Patterns in the Kikamba Lexicon: An Analysis
Booktitle:

Tone Patterns in the Kikamba Lexicon: An Analysis

Lexical and Grammatical Functions of Tone in a Bantu Language

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-03-01 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8465-8460-6

ISBN-10:
3846584606
EAN:
9783846584606
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
This book is a study of the tone patterns found in the Kikamba word. It describes the tone-system of the Mwingĩ dialect of Kîkamba (MDK). It identifies and describes the tone patterns of MDK and their lexical and grammatical functions, and gives the relevant processes of tone association based on the Autosegmental theory of phonology, (Goldsmith, 1990). It discusses the phonological and morphological structure of Kîkamba in general and the segments specifically found only in MDK, highlighting aspects of their behaviour that may create change in words and influence tone. The consonant and vowel systems; and an overview of the syllable structure are discussed. Further, association patterns of tones in the nouns and verbs are described. It concludes by showing that the four contrastive surface tones of MDK have lexical and grammatical functions. Using the principles of Autosegmental analysis and language specific rules of MDK, it is shown that MDK underlying tones associate with tone-bearing units to bring about the surface tones.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Jayne Mutiga
Number of pages:
140
Published on:
2012-03-01
Stock:
Available
Category:
Classical linguistics / literature science
Price:
59.00 €
Keywords:
Mapping, dialect, tone, Kikamba, Auto-segmental

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