Tone feature analysis: applications to Grassfields Bantu languages

Abstract : This paper reexamines the tonology of four "Bamileke" (Mbam-Nkam) languages of Cameroon, Dschang, Ghomala', Ngamambo, and Mankon. It develops an analysis in terms of tone features, both distinctive and nondistinctive. This approach is an viable alternative to analyses which rely on undecomposable tone units, among them the autosegmental approach.
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Raymond Boyd. Tone feature analysis: applications to Grassfields Bantu languages. Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere, 1989, pp.33-80. ⟨hal-00342650⟩

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