Adaptation of loans in West African tonal languages: The case of Yoruba and Hausa

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Adaptation of loans in West African tonal languages: The case of Yoruba and Hausa

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: Adaptation of loans in West African tonal languages: The case of Yoruba and Hausa
Author: Groen, Ingeborg
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: loanwords
tone
Hausa
Yoruba
adaptation of tones
Abstract: Dissertation in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a BA degree in Taalwetenschap (Linguistics) This thesis investigates how West-African tone languages assign tones to loanwords from intonational languages. The languages discussed in this thesis are Yoruba and Hausa. For Yoruba the assignment of tone on English borrowings is discussed and for Hausa on English and French borrowings. The assignment of tones is based primarily on the stress patterns of the source languages.
Supervisor: Mous, Maarten
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Taalwetenschap (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Beschrijvende taalkunde
ECTS Credits: 10
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52269
 

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