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Pre-nasalized Retroflexion in Somali Bantu Kizigua: A Typologically Rare Sound Change Facilitated by Historic Contact with Related Languages

Tse, Holman (2014) Pre-nasalized Retroflexion in Somali Bantu Kizigua: A Typologically Rare Sound Change Facilitated by Historic Contact with Related Languages. In: 12èmes Rencontres du Réseau français de phonologie / 12th Annual Conference of the French Phonology Network, 01 July 2014 - 01 July 2014, Université Charles de Gualle - Lille 3, Lille, France.

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Abstract

This paper contributes to the theme of the conference by addressing what implications contact with genetically related languages may have for diachronic phonology. Data will be presented showing how this type of contact situation can lead to uniform synchronic patterns that appear to have arisen through internal motivation when in fact they have actually arisen through external motivation. A typologically unusual sound change involving the diachronic retraction of alveolar pre-nasalized stops to a retroflex place of articulation (nt > nʈ and nd > nɖ) in Somali Bantu Kizigua (SBK), an under-documented language from East Africa, will be used to illustrate this. [FOR FULL 2-PAGE ABSTRACT, SEE http://kaoconno.free.fr/RFP_2014_Lille/Programme___Schedule_files/Book%20of%20abstracts.pdf]


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Tse, Holmanhbt3@pitt.eduHBT3
Date: 1 July 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Event Title: 12èmes Rencontres du Réseau français de phonologie / 12th Annual Conference of the French Phonology Network
Event Dates: 01 July 2014 - 01 July 2014
Event Type: Conference
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Linguistics
Refereed: Yes
Official URL: http://kaoconno.free.fr/RFP_2014_Lille/Home_RFP_20...
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Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 18:47
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 04:59
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/26123

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