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Tone Loans: The Adaptation of English Loanwords into Yoruba
Michael Kenstowicz
136-146 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


This paper reviews the major adaptation strategies employed in the assignment of tones to loanwords adapted from English into Yoruba. Special attention is drawn to the behavior of epenthetic vowels. The Yoruba adaptations are briefly compared with those found in English loans into Hausa and Shona.

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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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