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Title:The Interaction of Tone with Voicing and Foot Structure: Evidence from Kera Phonetics and Phonology
Contributor (author):Pearce, Mary D.
Description:This book investigates the topics of tone, vowel harmony, and metrical structure, with special reference to Kera, a Chadic language spoken in Chad and Cameroon. Kera is a tone language where a change in the pitch of the word can make a difference to its meaning. Drawing on a decade of experience living and working with the Kera, Mary D. Pearce looks at both the phonetics and phonology to examine how tone interacts with the vowel quality and rhythm of the language. The implications arising from this research are relevant for phonologists and Africanists far beyond the boundaries of Chad and should be useful to anyone working on languages with interesting tonal and rhythmic properties.
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/56805
Extent:xiii, 409 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.stanford.edu/group/cslipublications/cslipublications/site/9781575866086.shtml
Is Part Of:Stanford Monographs in African Languages
Is Version Of (URI):oai:sil.org:9561
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:CSLI Publications - Stanford University
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):TT
Subject:Kera language
phonology; Chadic; tone; vowel harmony; metrical structure; foot structure; Chad; Africa
Subject (ISO639):ker
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:sil.org:56805
DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Pearce, Mary D. 2003-2013. Stanford Monographs in African Languages.
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Country: Chad
Area: Africa

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