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Author Uchihara, Hiroto, author.

Title Tone and accent in Oklahoma Cherokee / Hiroto Uchihara
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford studies of endangered languages
Oxford studies of endangered languages.
Contents Cover; Tone and Accent in Oklahoma Cherokee; Copyright; Contents; General Preface; Preface; List of Abbreviations; 1: Introduction; 1.1 Tone and accent in Oklahoma Cherokee; 1.2 The Cherokee language; 1.2.1 Geographic location; 1.2.2 Genetic affiliation; 1.2.3 Speakers and variation; 1.3 Previous studies; 1.4 Database for this study; 1.5 Orthography; 1.5.1 Segmental orthography; Representation of C + h clusters; Vowel length; 1.5.2 Conventions for writing tones and accents; 1.5.3 The Cherokee Syllabary; 1.6 Theoretical assumptions; 1.7 Structure of Cherokee; 1.7.1 The verb The verb base; Aspectual suffixes; Modal suffixes; Reflexive/middle prefix; Pronominal prefixes; Pre-pronominal prefixes; 1.7.2 The noun; 1.7.3 The adjective; 1.7.4 Stem alternations; Laryngeal Alternation; Tonicity; 1.8 Organization of the book; 2: Segmental inventory; 2.1 Vowel phonemes; 2.1.1 Vowel quality; 2.1.2 Vowel length; 2.2 Consonant phonemes; 2.2.1 Plosives; 2.2.2 Affricates; 2.2.3 Fricatives; 2.2.4 Resonants; 2.2.5 Laryngeal consonants; 2.2.6 Phonological status of the Ch sequences
2.2.7 Internally complex segments: c, kw, and t; l2.2.7.1 c; kw, tl; 2.3 Word-final vowels; 2.3.1 Word-final vowel deletion; 2.3.2 Tone and length of the word-final vowel; 3: Phonotactics and syllable structure; 3.1 Phonotactics; 3.1.1 CC sequences; One of the members has to be s, h, or ʔ; Sonority Sequencing Principle; RR and RT sequences; 3.1.2 CCC sequences; 3.1.3 CCCC sequences; 3.2 Syllable structure; 3.2.1 Onset; 3.2.1 Rhyme; Nucleus; Coda; 3.3 Segmental processes and constraints; 3.3.1 Vowel Deletion and h-Metathesis; Vowel Deletion h-Metathesis; 3.3.2 *VVʔ; 3.3.3 *Cʔ; 3.4 Relevance of the mora and the syllable; 3.4.1 Relevance of the syllable; Superhigh assignment; H3 assignment; Closed Syllable Shortening; Speakers' intuition; 3.4.2 Relevance of mora; Tone bearing unit of H and H ; *TROUGH; 3.4.3 Summary; 3.5 Conclusion; 4: Overview of the tones and accents; 4.1 The tonal and accentual inventory of Oklahoma Cherokee; 4.1.1 Low tone; 4.1.2 High tone; 4.1.3 High-low and low-high tones; 4.1.4 Lowfall tone; 4.1.5 Superhigh; 4.1.6 Summary
4.2 Distribution of tones (tonotactics); 4.2.1 Gaps; 4.2.2 Rare sequences (1-15 instances); 4.2.3 Common sequences (more than instances); 4.3 Conclusion; 5: Lowfall tone; 5.1 From a glottal stop; 5.2 Pronominal Tonic Lowering; 5.3 Pronominal prefix beginning with ii-; 5.4 Conclusion; 6: Tonal phonology of H1; 6.1 General properties of H1; 6.2 Obligatory Contour Principle; 6.2.1 H1 Deletion; 6.2.2 H1 Displacement; 6.2.3 Summary; 6.3 When H1 is overridden by another tone; 6.3.1 H1 Deletion; 6.3.2 H1 Displacement; 6.3.3 Summary; 6.4 Floating H1; 6.5 H1 Spreading; 6.5.1 Introduction
Summary This text examines the tone and accent of Oklahoma Cherokee, in which 6 possible pitch patterns can occur on a syllable: low, high, low-high, high-low, lowfall, and superhigh. It investigates the distribution and source of these patterns, the principles that determine their positions, and the nature of tonal alternations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English, with some phrases in Cherokee
Online resource; title from home page (University Press Scholarship, viewed May 8, 2020)
Subject Cherokee language -- Intonation
Cherokee language -- Accents and accentuation
Cherokee language -- Phonology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191802393