Aspects of the Morphology and Phonology of Kɔnni

Statement of Responsibility:
Cahill, Michael C
Authors:
Series Issue:
141
Date:
2007
Publisher:
SIL International and The University of Texas at Arlington
Publisher Place:
Dallas
Part Of Series:
SIL International and The University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics 141
Extent:
xviii, 517 pages
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations

1. Introduction
1.1 The people and language
1.2 Sketch of syntax
1.3 Theoretical foundations and assumptions

2. Morphology
2.1 Nominal morphology
2.2 Verbal morphology
2.3 Modifiers
2.4 Concluding observation

3. Phonotactics and Syllables
3.1 Relative frequency of phonemes
3.2 Co-occurrences
3.3 Distribution of consonants and vowels
3.4 Consonant clusters
3.5 Syllable structure
3.6 Minimality of nouns and verbs

4. Consonantal Phonology
4.1 Consonant inventory, contrasts, and measurements
4.2 Assimilatory process
4.3 Deletion
4.4 Dissimilation
4.5 Epenthesis
4.6 Conclusions

5. Vocalic Phonology
5.1 Vowel inventory, contrasts, and measurements
5.2 ATR vowel harmony
5.3 Diphthongization
5.4 Vowel assimilation I
5.5 Vowel epenthesis
5.6 The agentive prefix
5.7 Vowel shortening
5.8 Epenthesis or elision? Vowels after [g]
5.9 Vowel assimilation II: Total assimilation in vowel hiatus
5.10 Summary and discussion

6. Tone
6.1 Introduction to Konni tone
6.2 Basic tonal constraints
6.3 Nominals
6.4 Verbal tone
6.5 Tone on conditionals
6.6 Yes/no question intonation
6.7 A note on stress
6.8 Concluding remarks

7. Conclusion
7.1 Data highlights
7.2 Theoretical highlights
7.3 A "complete" tableau

Appendix A
Perturbation of target nouns in tone frames

Appendix B
Nouns, plurals, and definite articles

Appendix C
Compound nouns

Appendix D
Noun-adjective complexe

Appendix E
Associative noun phrases

Appendix F
Verb aspects

Appendix G
Preverbal particles

References
Subject Index
Index of Constraints

Country:
Ghana
Subject Languages:
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Work Type:
Subject:
Phonology
Phonological descriptions
Morphology
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
8899