Speech Prosody 2012

Shanghai, China
May 22-25, 2012

Introducing Nasalization in Nkonya

Rogers Krobea Asante

School of Foreign Languages, Tongji University, China

This paper examines some aspects of nasalization in Nkonya, a Guang language spoken in the mid-part of Volta Region of Ghana, by the use of the framework of autosegmental phonology. It specifically examines the important role of the syllable in explaining the phenomenon of nasalization and also tentatively postulates that the feature [+nasal] is in the process of getting extinct in Nkonya.

Index Terms: nasalization, syllable, autosegmental phonology, Nkonya, Guang language family

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Bibliographic reference.  Asante, Rogers Krobea (2012): "Introducing nasalization in Nkonya", In SP-2012, 135-138.