Disambiguating Yorùbá tones: At the interface between syntax, morphology, phonology and phonetics

@article{Ajiboye2011DisambiguatingYT,
  title={Disambiguating Yor{\`u}b{\'a} tones: At the interface between syntax, morphology, phonology and phonetics},
  author={Ọ. Ajíbóyè and R. D{\'e}cha{\^i}ne and B. Gick and Douglas Pulleyblank},
  journal={Lingua},
  year={2011},
  volume={121},
  pages={1631-1648}
}
Abstract This paper considers a particular type of tonal behavior in Yoruba with the goal of testing whether syntactic and phonological domains converge or diverge. We consider two types of syntactically conditioned phonological rules: (i) the appearance of phonological elements not present lexically (epenthesis/insertion), (ii) the loss of phonological elements (deletion). These types of rules are often tightly interconnected as the (apparent) loss of one element may involve the appearance of… Expand

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