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Title:Monoverbal imperative formation in Hausa: a striking case of analogical realignment
Author:Jaggar, Philip J.
Year:1982
Periodical:Journal of African Languages and Linguistics
Volume:4
Issue:2
Pages:133-156
Language:English
Geographic term:West Africa
Subject:Hausa language
Abstract:This study seeks to explicate an area of Hausa tonological behavior which has managed to escape formalization to date, namely the description and interpretation of vowel-final monosyllabic verbs as they occur in the imperative mood in the four morpho-syntactic environments generally utilized in discussions of Hausa verbal forms (Parsons 1960). Sections: Introduction - The distributional surface realizations of mono imperatives - Proposed morphotonological analysis of monoimperatives - The historical explanation of the Hi: Lo (+ conditional) phenomenon - Summary and conclusions. Notes, ref., tab.
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