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The morphology and phonology of the nominal domain in Tagbana

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Yranahan Traoré

The book investigates the morphology and phonology of the nominal domain in Tagbana of the Senufo group of Côte d’Ivoire. The nominal domain is the locus of a phenomenon called ‘alliterative concord’, a special kind of concord expressed by consonantal alliteration. All dependent morphemes of a head noun share articulatory features, which are realized on the onset of the first syllable of each morpheme. In this way, the articulatory features signal the class of the dependent morphemes. This volume also discusses the segment inventory and the syllable structure and describes the complex noun operations in the nominal domain. Distributed Morphology and Optimal Theory form the theoretical background of the empirical facts.

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The sounds of Fròʔò

Tab. 1: Consonants of Fròʔò

Tab. 2: Consonants vs. vowels vs. glides

Tab. 3: Major class features for consonants

Tab. 4: Major class features and [±continuant] for consonants

Tab. 5: Labials and their features

Tab. 6: [+anterior] coronals (alveolars) and their features

Tab. 7: [-anterior] coronals (palatals) and their features

Tab. 8: Dorsals and their features

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