An Autosegmental Approach to Shilluk Phonology, Issue 103

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Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1992 - Foreign Language Study - 214 pages
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Shilluk is a Western Nilotic language spoken in southern Sudan. In this study, by using an autosegmental approach, which is based on lexical phonology, the author has been able to analyze the vowel and consonant harmony systems, the tonal system, and the syllable structure of the Shilluk language. Other matters dealt with include the issue of independent representations in connection with discussion of syllable structure, and the order of levels within the lexicon.

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Phonetics Phonemics and Postlexical Phonology
19
Representation of Lexical Items
63
Shilluk Syllable Structure
99
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