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Title: Analysis of Tone in Oromo
Authors: Bulti, Habte
Advisors: Moges Yigezu (Ph.D)
Copyright: 2003
Date Added: 24-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Tone is an important phonological phenomenon in Oromo. It distinguishes the meanings of lexical items and signals some grammatical functions. It has not been studied in detail so far. Thus, the aim of this study is to describe and analyse it. The study is organized into four chapters. Chapter one presents a brief overview of the phonology. It also presents the review of previous studies which are relevant to the present study. Chapter two deals with the significance of tone and its lexical and grammatical functions. It also presents toneless morphemes, floating tone and tone stability. In addition, it discusses the possible tonal patterns in the language. Chapter three treats tonal processes such as tone assimilation, tone spreading, tone absorption and tone copying. Chapter four presents the summary and conclusion of the study.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to The School of Graduate Studies Addis Ababa University In Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for The Degree Master of Arts In Linguistics.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/938
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