Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of the Meru-Tharaka Group

Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of the Meru-Tharaka Group

This study is an investigation into the comparative phonology and lexicon of six barely-known Bantu varieties spoken in Kenya. These varieties (Imenti, Igoji, Tharaka, Mwimbi, Muthambi and Chuka) belong to the so-called Meru group. The study develops a new classification of these six dialects. Therefore, a dialectological approach is used, which includes the analysis of wordlists and lists of short phrases elicited in the field. From the data, isoglosses and similarities… (more)

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Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 19, 2015)

Collection: Schriften zur Afrikanistik / Research in African Studies

Parent ISBN: 9783631603765

Page count: 350 pages

Language: English


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