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Phonology of Two Central Chadic Languages

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ISBN-10: 1556712316

ISBN-13: 9781556712319

Edition: 2010

Authors: Tony Smith, Richard Gravina

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The Phonology of Two Central Chadic Languages: These two phonologies of the Chadic languages Muyang and Mbuko present typologically unusual data, the bulk of which is found in the vowel systems. Prosodies of labialization and palatalization can span entire words, affecting both vowels and consonants. Morphemes are of three types: neutral, labialized, and palatalized. At a deep level, these languages have only one or two basic vowels; all other vowel qualities result from the interplay of other factors. The labialization and palatalization prosodies do not operate identically, but may co-occur in Muyang, and possibly in Mbuko. The consonantal and tonal systems also have points of interest.…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SIL International Publications
Publication date: 10/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 267
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English