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Lexical Phonology and Morphology





ISBN 9781138995383
Published November 24, 2015 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents a description of the phonology and morphology of the nominal class system in Fula, a dialect which displays 21 nominal classes. These are identified by suffixes, which can attach to nominal, verbal and adjectival stems. The main objective of this work is to show, through a lexical analysis, that there are only two monomorphemic marker variants, and that the distribution of these variants is predictable.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface.  Overview. Acknowledgements.  Abbreviations.  Introduction.  1. Class Markers in Pulaar  2. The Vowel System  3. Consonants and their Status  4. The Sonority Constraint and Consonant Clusters  5. Syllables, Skeleton and w and y Variants.  Conclusion.  Bibliography.  Lexicon.  Pulaar-English Section.  English-Pulaar Section

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