Firmin Ahoua / William R. Leben (éds.): Morphophonologie des langues kwa de Côte d’Ivoire [PDF]


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Grammatical Analyses of African Languages Volume 29

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344 pp.
17 maps, 36 tables, numerous charts

Text language: French

The Kwa languages constitute a branch of the Niger-Congo phylum spoken in the southern region of West Africa from Côte d’Ivoire to Nigeria. They are known for their isolative morphological structure and their complex tonology. The book deals with the morphophonology of the Kwa languages of Côte d’Ivoire as it interacts with syntax and phonology. Included are analyses of the tonal systems and prosodic domains over which the various regularities hold.

Some data for this volume were elicited directly, but most are from a set of oral tales and monologues, published separately as Contes et textes documentaires kwa de Côte d’Ivoire (see the link below). The analyses are offered as a contribution to the comparative study of a relatively poorly known set of languages, some of them highly endangered, and to the study of language typology in general.

Under these links you will find publications by the contributors, the texts analyzed in this volume and descriptions of further West African Kwa languages and cultures:

William R. Leben / Firmin Ahoua (eds.): Contes et textes documentaires kwa de Côte d’Ivoire [PDF]

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