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By Enrique L. Palancar,Jean Léo Léonard

ISBN-10: 311045002X

ISBN-13: 9783110450026

Tone is set melody and that means, inflection is ready grammar, and this publication is ready a little bit either. The contributions to this quantity examine attainable and infrequently advanced ways that the tones of a language interact within the expression of grammatical different types. there's a frequent belief that tone is a lexical phenomenon in simple terms. this is often in part a end result of the most curiosity in tone coming from phonology, whereas the most curiosity in inflection has stemmed from segmental morphology. equally, textbooks on inflection and textbooks on tone supply only a few examples of the inflectional use of tone, and such examples are usually an analogous ones or too comparable.

This quantity goals to expand our knowing of the hyperlink among tone and inflection via exhibiting that there's extra to tone than meets the attention. The publication comprises normal chapters in addition to case reviews on lesser identified languages of Asia, Africa and Papua New Guinea, with a different concentrate on the Oto-Manguean languages, a wide and numerous linguistic inventory of Mexico that encouraged Kenneth Pike’s 1948 seminal paintings on tone. lots of the contributions to this quantity supply first-hand info from contemporary fieldwork that stems from very important language documentation activities.

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