Disentangling conjoint, disjoint, metatony, tone cases, augments, prosody, and focus in Bantu

Abstract: 

The purpose of this paper is to disentangle a number of overlapping concepts that have been invoked in Bantu studies to characterize the relation between a verb and what follows it. Starting with the conjoint/disjoint distinction, I then consider its potential relation to “metatony”, “tone cases”, “augments”, prosody, and focus in Bantu.

Author: 
Larry M. Hyman
Publication date: 
January 1, 2017
Publication type: 
Recent Publication
Citation: 
Hyman, L. M. (2017). Disentangling conjoint, disjoint, metatony, tone cases, augments, prosody, and focus in Bantu. In J. van der Wal & L. M. Hyman (Eds), The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu, pp.99-120. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.