Essays about: "grammatical tone"

Found 3 essays containing the words grammatical tone.

  1. 1. Selected topics in the grammar and lexicon of Matal

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik

    Author : Allahverdi Verdizade; [2018]
    Keywords : Matal; Chadic languages; verbal morphology; Afroasiatic languages; Cameroon; parallel text; under-documented langauges; Matal; tchadspråk; verbmorfologi; afroasiatiska språk; Kamerun; parallelltext; underdocumenterade språk;

    Abstract : This thesis describes basic grammatical features and lexicon of Matal, a Chadic language spoken by around 18 000 people in northern Cameroon. A translation of the New Testament is used as a parallel text for the purposes of this study. The identified language structures are compared with other Chadic languages. READ MORE

  2. 2. Grammatical Effects of Affect A contrastive corpus analysis of the use and meaning of infant and baby

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Carl-Anders Karlsson; [2017-10-12]
    Keywords : Affective meaning; expressive meaning; semantics; Cognitive grammar;

    Abstract : This thesis aims at (1) outlining a basic understanding of how affective, or expressive,meaning can be understood relative to linguistic meaning and language at large, and (2) analysinghow affective meaning may relate to epistemological status and reference type in actual languageuse. The thesis' theoretical framework is largely situated within the paradigm of cognitivelinguistics, and in particular drawing from the work of Langacker (2008). READ MORE

  3. 3. THE PROSODY OF TENSE MARKING IN TEKE-EBOO. A Bantu B70 language of Congo-Brazzaville

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Ruth Raharimanantsoa; [2017-06-20]
    Keywords : Afrikanska språk; African linguistics; Bantu B70 language cluster; Eboo; Kukuya; tense marking; stem-initial stress accent; tone melodies; grammatical tone; intonation; downstep; boundary L tone;

    Abstract : Teke-Eboo is a Bantu B70 language spoken in Congo-Brazzaville, which displays complextone melodies combining grammatical tone, subject agreement tone and lexical tone on verbs.This study of tense marking in Eboo identifies the tones which mark the recent past, generalpast and future tenses, and shows how the underlying high-low (H-L) contrastive tone systemadds both downstepped H and mid (M) tones in surface realisations. READ MORE