Tone Systems in New Guinea

  title={Tone Systems in New Guinea},
  author={Mark Donohue},
After a short survey of cxisting classificatory Scheines for tonal languages, tonal Information from representative langnages in the New Guinea area is examined, illustrating many ofthe complicated tonal pattcrns encounlered. Different classes of tonal behaviour are identified on the basis ofthe domain of tonal contrast, rather than the shape ofthe tones (äs in earlier analyses). Other grammatical or arealfeatures that correlate with thepresence ofthese different classes oftone Systems are… 

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