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Intonation in African Tone Languages

Edited book
Authors Laura J. Downing
Annie Rialland
ISBN 978-3-11-048479-3
Publisher Mouton de Gruyter
Place of publication Berlin
Publication year 2016
Published at Department of Languages and Literatures
Language en
Keywords tone, intonation, African languages
Subject categories Languages and Literature, Phonetics, African languages


This volume brings together two under-investigated areas of intonation typology. While tone languages make up to 70 percent of the world’s languages, only few have been explored for intonation. And even though one third of the world’s languages are spoken in Africa, and most sub-Saharan languages are tone languages, recent collections on tone and intonation typology have almost entirely ignored African languages. This book aims to fill this gap.

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