Low tone spreading in Buli

  • In Buli, tone indicates lexical information as well as grammatical information. The changing of tone patterns regularly observed on lexemes is covered best by an autosegmental approach with autonomous tonal and segmental tiers. It reveals considerable deviations between underlying and surfacing tones at several morpho- yntactic points. Realization of tone is sometimes oppressed or delayed. Cause for such disturbances is in all cases a low tone which spreads to the right and affects following high tones with different results. The aim of this paper is to show how L spreading acts and how it is integrated in the system of tonal contrast.

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Author:Anne SchwarzORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Gur papers = Cahiers voltaïques
Publisher:Lehrstuhl Afrikanistik I, Universität Bayreuth
Place of publication:Bayreuth
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2003
Year of first Publication:2003
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/10/26
GND Keyword:Informationsstruktur
Page Number:10
First Page:121
Last Page:130
Source:http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/docviews/abstract.php?lang=ger&id=36900 ; (in:) Gur Papers / Cahiers Voltaïques, 2003, 6, S. 121-130
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
4 Sprache / 49 Andere Sprachen / 490 Andere Sprachen
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Grammatikforschung / Grammar research
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht