Fundamentals of Phonetics, Phonology and Tonology: With Specific African Sound Patterns Rose-Juliet Anyanwu

ISBN: 9783631577462

Published: March 18th 2008

Paperback

330 pages


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Fundamentals of Phonetics, Phonology and Tonology: With Specific African Sound Patterns  by  Rose-Juliet Anyanwu

Fundamentals of Phonetics, Phonology and Tonology: With Specific African Sound Patterns by Rose-Juliet Anyanwu
March 18th 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 330 pages | ISBN: 9783631577462 | 3.29 Mb

This book is, to some extent, a reference work uniting theory and description. It comprises four structured parts: Phonetics, Phonology, Tonology, and Specific African Sound Patterns. By means of concrete examples, the book describes andMoreThis book is, to some extent, a reference work uniting theory and description. It comprises four structured parts: Phonetics, Phonology, Tonology, and Specific African Sound Patterns. By means of concrete examples, the book describes and compares a wide range of basic and current issues and facts that are of utmost relevance for all persons working on language or linguistics as well as in related fields.

The book provides core instruments needed and used in the study of phonology and phonological analyses. It discusses modern phonological theories. Phonological issues and processes, such as vowel harmony, assimilation, dissimilation, lenition, as well as fortition are explained. Prosodic topics, such as tone, stress, pitch, and intonation are considered. Issues in tonology include tonological analysis, tonal behaviour and rules.

Special attention is given to specific sounds found in African languages.



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