Cilungu Phonology

Lee Bickmore

Cilungu Phonology
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Lee Bickmore

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532 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2007
Paper $49.00 ISBN: 9781575865508 Published December 2007
Cilungu is an underrepresented language spoken in northern Zambia and Tanzania whose future is far from certain, given ongoing urbanization and the ascendancy of other regional languages. The product of over fifteen years of fieldwork, Cilungu Phonology presents a comprehensive description and analysis of this endangered language.

Featuring a reference grammar and formal analysis of Cilungu, this volume will be a major contribution to our understanding of tonology, since several of the forty-four processes analyzed appear to be unique to the language. It also includes a discussion of morphology, both nominal and verbal.
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