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Author Clark, Mary Morris.

Title The tonal system of Igbo / Mary M. Clark
Published Dordrecht, Holland ; Providence, RI, U.S.A. : Foris Publications, 1990
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 323 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Publications in African languages and linguistics ; 10
Publications in African languages and linguistics ; 10
Contents ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION""; ""1. Overview""; ""2. An Introduction to Igbo""; ""2.1. Syntax""; ""2.2. Morphology""; ""2.3. Phonology""; ""Notes to Chapter 1""; ""Chapter 2: THE NATURE OF THE TONAL REPRESENTATION""; ""1. The Separation of the Tonal and non-Tonal Features""; ""2. Underspecification in Underlying Representation""; ""2.1. The Underlying Representation""; ""2.2. Default Tone Assignment""; ""2.3. Assignment of Tone by Tonal Affixes""; ""2.4. A Comparison with Previous Analyses""; ""2.5. Potential Problems""; ""3. The Phonological Representation of Downstep""
""2.2. Vowel Assimilation""""2.3. Phrase Level I and Phrase Level II""; ""2.4. Falling Contour Simplification""; ""2.5. Middle H Deletion""; ""3. he Role of Syntactic Structure in the Postlexical Phonology""; ""3.1. Syntactic Structure in Phonological Rules""; ""3.2. The Branching Condition""; ""4. The Role of Prosodic Structure in the Phrasal Phonology""; ""4.1. Intonational Phrasing""; ""4.2. The Lack of Evidence for Other Levels of Prosodic Structure""; ""5. Coalescence and Syllable Shortening""; ""5.1. Coalescence""; ""5.2. Feature Sharing and Long Syllable Shortening""
""3.1. The Distribution of Downstep""""3.2. The Rule of H Deletion""; ""3.3. Downstep and Downdrift""; ""3.4. A Comparison with Other analyses""; ""4. Conclusion""; ""5. Rule Summary""; ""Notes to Chapter 2""; ""Chapter 3: THE ORGANIZATION OF THE LEXICAL PHONOLOGY""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Cyclicity""; ""3. The Word Level""; ""4. The Root and Stem Levels""; ""4.1. The Argument from Morphological Ordering""; ""4.2. The Argument from ATR Harmony""; ""4.3. Palatalization""; ""5. The Organization of the Lexical Phonology""; ""6. Strict Cyclicity""; ""6.1. Introduction""
""6. On Conditions of the Form “X is Unspecified for [F]�""""7. Conclusion""; ""8. Rule Summary""; ""Notes to Chapter 4""; ""Chapter 5: VERBS AND VERBAL CONSTRUCTIONS""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. The Inflectional Morphology of the Verb""; ""2.1. The Inflectional Affixes""; ""2.2. The Assignment of Inflectional Features""; ""3. The Tonal Melody of the Verb""; ""4. The [+ASSERTIVE] INFL Particle""; ""5. The Tonal Alternation in the NP That Follows the Verb""; ""6. The Subject Prefixes""; ""7. The Relative Clause Forms""; ""8. The “Question� Forms""; ""9. The Sequential Forms""
""6.2. Strict Cyclicity in Reduplicated Nouns""""7. Rule Ordering""; ""7.1. Ordering Relationships That Follow from the Level Ordering""; ""7.2. Ordering Relationships That Follow from the Cyclical Application of Rules""; ""7.3. Ordering That Follows from a “Feeding� Relationship Between Rules""; ""7.4. Ordering by the Elsewhere Condition""; ""7.5. Positive Advantages of Free Ordering Within the Level""; ""8. Conclusion""; ""9. Rule Summary""; ""Notes to Chapter 3""; ""Chapter 4: THE PHRASAL PHONOLOGY""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Two Phrasal Levels""; ""2.1. H Deletion""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-323)
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Subject Igbo language -- Phonology.
Igbo language -- Tone.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3110869098 (electronic bk.)
9783110869095 (electronic bk.)