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Cilungu phonology

Cilungu phonology

Author: Lee Bickmore
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : CSLI Publications/Center for the Study of Language and Information, ©2007.
Series: Stanford monographs in African languages.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Only a handful of Bantu languages have been completely described phonologically. This volume brings to the forefront Cilungu, spoken in the northeastern part of Zambia's Northern Province and on the southeast shore of Lake Rukwa in Tanzania. Along with a focus on Cilungu phonology, this book also details much of its morphology. The nominal morphology includes descriptions of locatives, diminutives, augmentatives,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bickmore, Lee, 1961-
Cilungu phonology.
Stanford, Calif. : CSLI Publications/Center for the Study of Language and Information, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Bickmore
ISBN: 9781575865508 1575865505
OCLC Number: 165081928
Description: xvi, 537 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Morphology --
3. Phonology of segments and syllables --
4. Imbrication --
5. Tense/aspect/mood system and its tonology --
6. Tonology of verbal infinitives --
7. Tonology of nouns --
8. Compound verbs --
9. Phrasal tonology --
10. Summary of prosodic and tonal processes.
Series Title: Stanford monographs in African languages.
Responsibility: Lee Bickmore.
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Cilungu is an underrepresented language spoken in northern Zambia and Tanzania whose future is far from certain, given ongoing urbanization and the ascendancy of other regional languages. This book  Read more...


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