Browse Dissertations and Theses - Linguistics by Contributor "Kisseberth, Charles W."

  • Jokweni, Mbulelo Wilson (1995)
    This thesis examines the prosodic phenomena of IsiXhosa by employing features of both the Theory of the Prosodic Hierarchy and the Theory of Domains. Taken as a given that the application of phonological processes is ...

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  • Diop, Abdul Aziz Maalik (1998)
    The language under study in this thesis is Pulaar, a dialect of Fula. Fula belongs to the West Atlantic language group of the Niger-Congo family (cf. Greenberg 1960). It is spoken by an estimated fifteen to seventeen million ...

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  • Monareng, William Malakia (1993)
    This dissertation is an analysis of the tonal system of the Setswapo, a dialect of Northern Sotho within the general framework of Non-linear Phonology, namely, A Domain-Based Approach Phonology, Autosegmental Phonology and ...

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  • Ourso, Meterwa Akayhou (1989)
    Lama is a Gur language of the Oriental Subgroup spoken in the districts of Keran and Douflegou (Defale) as a native language. It has received little attention in the field of linguistics and particularly within the framework ...

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  • Xu, Debao (1992)
    This dissertation investigates the domain and mode of application of Mandarin third tone sandhi (TS henceforth), in terms of which it is intended to explore the characteristics of the interface between phonology and syntax.

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  • Bennett, Jefferson Fraser (1995)
    Foot structure is essential to the prosodic structure of two unrelated Southeast Asian languages, Standard Thai and Kayah Li. Metrical foot structure is rarely used in the analysis of Southeast Asian languages. This in ...

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  • Mmusi, Sheila Onkaetse (1992)
    This dissertation is an autosegmental analysis of the tonal patterns manifested in the verb of Setswana, a Southern Bantu language spoken in Botswana and South Africa. Verbal tone in this language is very complex because ...

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  • Kraska-Szlenk, Iwona (1995)
    This thesis provides a detailed and comprehensive study of the Polish stress system. Two aspects of stress are considered, its position within various domains (words, compounds, "clitic groups") and its relative value when ...

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  • Downing, Laura Jo (1990)
    This thesis has two goals. First, it provides a detailed treatment of the tone system of Jita, an Eastern Bantu language spoken in Northwestern Tanzania. Secondly, it examines recent theoretical issues in Bantu tonology, ...

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  • Downing, Laura Jo (1990)
    This thesis has two goals. First, it provides a detailed treatment of the tone system of Jita, an Eastern Bantu language spoken in Northwestern Tanzania. Secondly, it examines recent theoretical issues in Bantu tonology, ...

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  • Chen, Chun-Yin Doris (1991)
    The goal of the present study is to explore Chomsky's proposal in Barriers (Chomsky (1986a)) that the ECP can be reduced to a single condition, namely, antecedent government, by examining some asymmetries, such as ...

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  • Khoali, Benjamin Thakampholo (1991)
    This dissertation is an account of the tonology of Sesotho. A phonological component consisting of such subsystems as the theory of moraic phonology, metrical phonology, autosegmental phonology and prosodic phonology is ...

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  • Andreasson, Anne-Marie (1997)
    Swedish words are assigned one of two possible melodic contours. These have traditionally been called accent 1 and 2. "It has been demonstrated... that the distinction between Accent 1 and Accent 2 is in the timing of a ...

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  • Niang, Mamadou Ousmane (1993)
    "Syllable weight is usually viewed as a binary opposition... " (Hayes, 1989). That is, distinctions are seen in terms of heavy versus light, bimoraic versus monomoraic syllables. An analysis of the metrical structure and ...

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  • Patterson, Trudi Alice (1990)
    This thesis investigates some morphological and phonological processes in Lakota, and American Indian language. It attempts to show that recent revisions of and additions to the theories of morphology and phonology will ...

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