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Segmental Structure and Tone

Ed. by Kehrein, Wolfgang / Köhnlein, Björn / Boersma, Paul / Oostendorp, Marc

Series:Linguistische Arbeiten 552

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

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    Publication Date:
    2017
    To be published:
    July 2017
    ISBN
    978-3-11-034126-3
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    This volume seeks to reevaluate the nature of tone-segment interactions in phonology. The contributions address, among other things, the following basic questions: what tone-segment interactions exist, and how can the facts be incorporated into phonological theory? Are interactions between tones and vowel quality really universally absent? What types of tone-consonant interactions do we find across languages? What is the relation between diachrony and synchrony in relevant processes?
    The contributions discuss data from various types of languages where tonal information plays a lexically distinctive role, from ‘pure’ tone languages to so-called tone accent systems, where the occurrence of contrastive tonal melodies is restricted to stressed syllables. The volume has an empirical emphasis on Franconian dialects in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, but also discusses languages as diverse as Slovenian, Livonian, Fuzhou Chinese, and Xhosa.

    Details

    Approx. iv, 180 pages
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    Phonology; Prosody; Tone
    Readership:
    Sprachwissenschaftler, Institute, Bibliotheken

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    Paul Boersma and Wolfgang Kehrein, University of Amsterdam; Björn Köhnlein and Marc Oostendorp, University of Leiden.

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