Show simple item record Newman, Paul Jagger, Philip J. 2016-09-20T15:56:47Z 2016-09-20T15:56:47Z 1989
dc.identifier.citation Newman, Paul and Philip J. Jaggar. 1989. Low tone raising in Hausa: A critical assessment. Studies in African Linguistics 20(3): 227-51. en
dc.description.abstract Low tone raising (LTR) refers to a phonological rule postulated for Hausa by Leben [1971], whereby word-final Low-Low sequences change to Low-High if the final vowel is long. In the first part of the paper, we show that counterexamples to the rule are considerably more numerous and more varied than previously thought. In the second part, we demonstrate that the morphotonemic alternations that served to justify LTR can all be explained by other, better means. We conclude that LTR does not constitute an active, synchronically functioning tone rule in Hausa. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Studies in African Linguistics en
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dc.subject Hausa en
dc.subject Linguistics en
dc.subject African Languages en
dc.subject Tone
dc.title Low tone raising in Hausa: A critical assessment en
dc.type Article en

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