Phonology

Resources by SIL:

Phonologie du jôwulu ("samogho")

langue mandé du Mali et du Burkina Faso
Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2004
Languages: Jowulu

Jôwulu, which is also known as “Samogho”, is a West-Mande language and therefore belongs to the large Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in South-Eastern Mali and South-Western Burkina Faso by the Jori people. There are about 10,000 to 15,000 speakers in both countries. The phonological sketch is proceded by a brief demographic, ethnographic, and sociolinguistic introduction.

Subject: Phonology

Nasality in Bozo Jenaama

Publisher: WOCAL, 2009
Language: Bozo, Jenaama

This paper discusses one problem area of Bozo-Jenaama phonology, namely nasalization. After an introduction about the language and its speakers, it outlines the relevant data. It then shows how an analysis without contrastive nasal vowels is possible in spite of surface contrast between nasalized and non-nasalized vowels. In a next step additional data in support of the suggested analysis is presented and exceptions to it explained. A suggestion about the nature of the underlying nasal consonant is made. Finally, a pronunciation variety of one of the dialects of Jenaama is discussed.

Subject: Phonology
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Parlons Dogon

Langue et culture d'Ireli
Publisher: L'Harmattan, 2010
Language: Dogon, Toro So

Principal pôle touristique du Mali, le pays dogon est mondialement connu. La culture dogon est le fruit de la construction de plusieurs langues. L'auteur choisit ici de présenter l'un de ces parlers, le ireu-tin. L'ouvrage comprend une description de la langue au plan phonologique, morphologique et syntaxique ; une présentation de la culture et du vécu quotidien de la population et enfin des textes de conversations dans des situations conventionnelles. Un lexique dogon-français et français-dogon complète l'ouvrage.

A Grammar of Koyraboro (Koroboro) Senni

The Songhay of Gao, Mali
Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 1999

After a general introduction to the language of Koyraboro Senni, the history of the people, and the geography of the region, the grammar proceeds with an overview of the grammatical system of Koyraboro Senni. This is followed by chapters on phonology, the categorical components and the structure of noun phrases, verbal derivation, and the structure of verb phrases. The syntax-discourse material is organized into a chapter on discourse-functional elements and their syntax, a chapter covering a range of traditional clause-level syntactic phenomena, and a final chapter focusing on anaphora.

Subjects: Phonology, Grammar