The Phonology of Koalib: a Kordofanian Language from the Nuba Mountains (Sudan)

Abstract : Koalib is a Kordofanian language belonging to the Heibanian branch. It is spoken by at least 100,000 people currently or formerly living in Sudan's South Kordofan province. This book is devoted to the phonology of Koalib and has successive chapters dealing with its vowels, consonants, tonal system, syllabic structure, and orthographic traditions. This volume is the first part of a detailed, systematic description of this language. It will be followed by others on the morphology, syntax, and lexicon of Koalib. The dialect chosen for this study is Rere, spoken around the town of Abri in the heart of the Koalib linguistic area. This Phonology of Koalib, the first of its kind, is essential reading for everyone interested in the history, comparative studies, and classification of African languages.
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Nicolas Quint. The Phonology of Koalib: a Kordofanian Language from the Nuba Mountains (Sudan). Rüdiger Köppe, pp.xviii + 206, 2010, Grammatical Analyses of African Languages, HEINE, Bernd & MÖHLIG, Wilhelm J.G. ⟨halshs-00584041⟩

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