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An Analysis of Amuzgo Nominal Tone

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Williams, Cindy
Issue Date:
2005
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Survey Reports, 13
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pages 147-161
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This paper presents an analysis of Amuzgo nominal tone based on the behavior of stem tones when a noun is suffixed by a singular possessor. The author proposes an autosegmental analysis which includes floating tones for the stems and possesor suffixes and further proposes that the distinction between controlled and ballistic syllables is that ballistic syllables have a floating low tone.
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Rosemary Beam de Azcona and Mary Paster, eds., Conference on Otomanguean and Oaxacan Languages March 19-21, 2004, University of California at Berkeley.
Entry Number:
2663