A Phonological Study of the Gwari Lects

Statement of Responsibility:
Rosendall, Heidi J
Date:
1992
Publisher:
Summer Institute of Linguistics
Publisher Place:
Dallas
Part Of Series:
Language Data, African Series 24
Extent:
xi, 116 pages
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

Preface
Acknowledgments

  1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Gwari
      • 1.1.1 The people
      • 1.1.2 The language
    • 1.2 Background Information
      • 1.2.1 Purpose and methodology
      • 1.2.2 Linguistic theory
    • 1.3 Findings
  2. Phonetic Description
    • 2.1 Consonants
    • 2.2 Vowels
    • 2.3 Tones
  3. Phonological Description
    • 3.1 The phonology of Gwari as a whole
      • 3.1.1 The syllable structure of Gwari
      • 3.1.2 Consonants
      • 3.1.3 Vowels
    • 3.2 Southern Gbari (GIR)
      • 3.2.1 Phonetics
      • 3.2.2 Evidence of contrast
      • 3.2.3 Evidence of syllable structure
      • 3.2.4 Rules
      • 3.2.5 Phoneme chart of Southern Gbari
    • 3.3 Northern Gbari (GBB)
      • 3.3.1 Phonetic chart of Northern Gbari
      • 3.3.2 Evidence of contrast
      • 3.3.3 Evidence of syllable structure
      • 3.3.4 Rules
      • 3.3.5 Phoneme chart of Northern Gbari
    • 3.4 Southern Gbagyi (ARA)
      • 3.4.1 Phonetic chart of Southern Gbagyi
      • 3.4.2 Evidence of contrast
      • 3.4.3 Evidence of syllable structure
      • 3.4.4 Rules
      • 3.4.5 Phoneme chart of Southern Gbagyi
    • 3.5 Norther Gbagyi (PAP)
      • 3.5.1 Phonetic chart of Northern Gbagyi
      • 3.5.2 Evidence of contrast
      • 3.5.3 Evidence of syllable structure
      • 3.5.4 Rules
      • 3.5.5 Phoneme chart of Northern Gbagyi
  4. Glides
    • 4.1 The palatal glide
      • 4.1.1 The phonetic realization of the palatal glide
      • 4.1.2 The distribution of the palatal glide
      • 4.1.3 The effect of the palatal glide upon vowels
    • 4.2 The labial velar glide
      • 4.2.1 The phonetic realization of the labial velar glide
      • 4.2.2 The distribution of the labial velar glide
      • 4.2.3 The effect of the labial velar glide upon vowels
  5. Nasality
    • 5.1 Labial contrasts
      • 5.1.1 The nasal consonants
      • 5.1.2 The post-nasalized consonants
      • 5.1.3 The nasal(ized) vowels
    • 5.2 Alveolar contrasts
      • 5.2.1 Nasality and consonants
      • 5.2.2 Nasality and vowels
    • 5.3 Velar and labial-velar contrasts
  6. Unity of Gwari – Gbagyi and Gbari
    • 6.1 Sociological unity
    • 6.2 Phonological unity – A recommendation for standardization
    • 6.3 On lexical counts and intelligibility
    • 6.4 Conclusion

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Nigeria
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4360