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A Tonal Grammar of Kinyarwanda

An Autosegmental and Metrical Analysis. Studies in Linguistics & Semiotics v. 9

By (author) Alexandre Kimenyi
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Aug 2002
Dimensions: h 235mm
ISBN-10: 0773471618
ISBN-13: 9780773471610
Barcode No: 9780773471610
This is a complete description of the whole tonal system of Kinyarwanda - lexical tones, morphological tones, grammatical tone assignment and all types of tone rules which are responsible for the phonetic output of morphemes, words, complex words and sentences. This study also contributes to the knowledge of other tonal systems of Bantu language since some of the rules described and formulatedhere such as tone spread or repitition, tone displacement, and Meeussen rule are found in other languages.

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