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High Tone Spread in the Sotho Verb
Sabine Zerbian
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This paper investigates the tonal process of high tone spread (HTS) in the Sotho languages, which form a subfamily of Southern African Bantu languages. It presents the dialectal variation, by means of data both from the literature and from the author's own elicitation work, and proposes an analysis within the theory of Optimality Theory that accounts for the variation found.

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Selected Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages and Linguistics in Broad Perspectives
edited by John Mugane, John P. Hutchison, and Dee A. Worman
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