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The tonology of Khoekhoe (Nama/Damara)

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dc.contributor.author Haacke WHG en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T06:35:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T06:35:57Z
dc.date.submitted 1992 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/5820
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the tonal system of Khoekhoegowab or Khoekhoe, a Central Khoesaan language spoken in Namibia, and formerly known as Nama/Damara. The data is drawn from a lexicographic project. An instrumental analysis of the surface tone of radicals is presented on the grounds of which the four-tone system is refined. In addition to the six major citation melodies and their sandhiversions, some residual melodies are identified. The thesis also deals with the formation of compound words and derivations in the realm of lexical tonology. Unlike the neighbouring Bantu languages, Khoekhoe uses paradigmatic displacement of melodies in cyclic application. An overview of the post-lexical tonology with regard to the major syntactic structures is given. Khoekhoe tonology has semantic as well as syntactic and derivational functions. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Khoisan language en
dc.subject Phonology en
dc.title The tonology of Khoekhoe (Nama/Damara) en
dc.type Doctoral degree en
dc.description.degree PhD en


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