The Kifuliiru Language, Volume 1: Phonology, Tone, and Morphological Derivation

Statement of Responsibility:
Van Otterloo, Karen
Series Issue:
146
Date:
2011
Date Created:
1980
Publisher:
SIL International
Publisher Place:
Dallas, Texas
Part Of Series:
SIL International Publications in Linguistics 146
Extent:
xxxii, 481 pages
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

Dedication
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Bafuliiru Foreward
A Brief Background to Writing Grammars in Africa by Derek Nurse
Abbreviations
Maps

1. Conventions

  • 1.1 Language name and classification
  • 1.2 Dialects
  • 1.3 Previous language work; contributors to the present work
  • 1.4 Conventions

2. Phonology

  • 2.1 Phoneme inventory
  • 2.2 Phonetic realization and distribution of phonemes
  • 2.3 Phonological rules and processes
  • 2.4 Syllable structure, word structure, and syllable prominence

3. Tone

  • 3.1 Assumptions from autosegmental theory
  • 3.2 The tone-bearing unit: mora or syllable?
  • 3.3 Tone inventory
  • 3.4 Functional load of tone
  • 3.5 Tone on verbs
  • 3.6 Extratonality of the final syllable in nouns and verbs
  • 3.7 General characteristics of tone association in Kifuliiru
  • 3.8 General rules affecting tone at the word level
  • 3.9 Lexical tone of verbal affixes
  • 3.10 Tone on nouns
  • 3.11 Tone on other parts of speech
  • 3.12 General rules affecting the tones of words on the phrase and clause level
  • 3.13 Downdrift
  • 3.14 Floating L tones and (non-automatic) downstep

4. Derivational processes

  • 4.1 Noun derivations
  • 4.2 Verb derivations
  • 4.3 Adjectives derived from verbs
  • 4.4 Adverbs derived from verbs

5. Verb stems

  • 5.1 Extensions: General considerations
  • 5.2 Degrees of productivity in extensions
  • 5.3 Relative order of extensions
  • 5.4 Extensions and their relationship to valence
  • 5.5 Productive extensions
  • 5.6 Non-productive extensions and expansions
  • 5.7 Other suffixes (expansions)
  • 5.8 Various extension combinations
  • 5.9 The resultative final: Structural considerations

Appendix: Determining word boundaries and related orthography issues

  • 1. The relevant units: words, affixes, and clitics
    • 1.1 Words
    • 1.2 Affixes
    • 1.3 Clitics
  • 2. Phonological indicators of word boundaries
    • 2.1 Compensatory vowel lengthening
    • 2.2 Clitic-related vowel lengthening
    • 2.3 Mora-based vowel shortening
    • 2.4 Lexical and post lexical level vowel coalescence
    • 2.5 Tonal contours
  • 3 Grammatical indicators of word boundaries in verbs
    • 3.1 Multiple subject prefixes
    • 3.2 Infinitive following auxiliary
    • 3.3 Subjunctive forms with no subjunctive FV
    • 3.4 Placement of pre-final emphatic -ag extension
    • 3.5 Grammatical tone of the verb stem
  • 4 Other word break issues
    • 4.1 Clause-level clitics
      • 4.1.1 Clitics attached to the ends of verbs
      • 4.1.2 Single syllable verbs as enclitics
    • 4.2 Vowel coalescence, word breaks, and orthography

References
Person index
Language index
Overall index

Country:
Congo (Kinshasa)
Subject Languages:
Content Language:
Field:
Work Type:
Subject:
Tone
Phonology
Morphology
Fuliiru
African languages
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
42548