9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

Influences on Tone in Sepedi, a Southern Bantu Language

Sabine Zerbian (1), Etienne Barnard (2)

(1) University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; (2) CSIR, South Africa

Tone in Bantu languages is rarely studied experimentally. This paper reports a production study which reveals the intricate interaction of tonal context and morphological structure in surface tone realization in Sepedi, a South African Bantu language.

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Bibliographic reference.  Zerbian, Sabine / Barnard, Etienne (2008): "Influences on tone in Sepedi, a southern Bantu language", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 625.