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The Oxford Handbook of African Languages

Abstract : The Mande language Dan, which is spoken in the West African countries of Guinea, the Ivory Coast, and Liberia, is among the few African languages that distinguish between five tone registers. Metrical feet in this language play a role with respect to nasal harmony as well as tonal and vocalic combinations. This chapter also presents a general overview of simple and complex sentences, with a special focus on locative marking, which constitutes a prominent morphosyntactic feature of Dan nouns, as well as on lability, which is a typologically interesting feature of the other major category in the language, the verb.
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Rainer Vossen, Gerrit Dimmendaal, Valentin Vydrin. The Oxford Handbook of African Languages. Reiner Vossen & Gerrit Dimmendaal. Oxford University Press, pp.451-462, 2020, The Oxford Handbook of African Languages, ⟨10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199609895.013.66⟩. ⟨halshs-02983130⟩



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