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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
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
|Appears in:||Thesis - Linguistics|
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