dc.contributor.authorCoupe, Alexander R.
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-18T07:48:23Z
dc.date.available2015-05-18T07:48:23Z
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationCoupe, A. R. (2014). Strategies for analyzing tone languages. Language documentation & conservation, 8, 462-489.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10220/25586
dc.description.abstractThis paper outlines a method of auditory and acoustic analysis for determining the tonemes of a language starting from scratch, drawing on the author’s experience of recording and analyzing tone languages of north-east India. The methodology is applied to a preliminary analysis of tone in the Thang dialect of Khiamniungan, a virtually undocumented language of extreme eastern Nagaland and adjacent areas of the Sagaing Division Myanmar (Burma). Following a discussion of strategies for ensuring that data appropriate for tonal analysis will be recorded, the practical demonstration begins with a description of how tone categories can be established according to their syllable type in the preliminary auditory analysis. The paper then uses this data to describe a method of acoustic analysis that ultimately permits the representation of pitch shapes as a function of absolute mean duration. The analysis of grammatical tones, floating tones and tone sandhi are exemplified with Mongsen Ao data, and a description of a perception test demonstrates how this can be used to corroborate the auditory and acoustic analysis of a tone system.en_US
dc.format.extent28 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLanguage documentation & conservationen_US
dc.rightsLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License.en_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanities::Language
dc.titleStrategies for analyzing tone languagesen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.rims183607
dc.identifier.urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/24614


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