A sketch of dialectal variation in Mano

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dc.contributor.author Khachaturyan, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-12T13:05:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-12T13:05:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Khachaturyan , M 2018 , ' A sketch of dialectal variation in Mano ' , Mandenkan , no. 59 . https://doi.org/10.4000/mandenkan.1308
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85049123480
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-6758-9575/work/47017606
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000436389800002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313230
dc.description.abstract This paper gives a preliminary account of the dialectal situation of Mano, a South Mande language. Mano has at least three varieties in Guinea and three varieties in Liberia. The focus of the paper is a comparison between the central Guinean dialect, Maa, and the southernmost Liberian variety, with some additional information from other Guinean and Liberian varieties. Some patterns of variation in phonology, morphosyntax and lexicon are presented. The paper argues that some of the dialectal differences in Mano could be explained by different contact situations: while in the North, and especially in Guinea, Mano is influenced by Kpelle, which was in turn influenced by Manding, in the South of Liberia, Mano is influenced by Dan. The patterns of spread of common Mano – Kpelle – Manding vocabulary show a complex multilayered picture of horizontal contact between Mano and Kpelle and across different dialects, of old contact with Manding via trade and a more recent introduction of Manding borrowings intensified (or motivated) by the translation practices of the Guinean missionaries and limited by political borders between Guinea and Liberia. en
dc.format.extent 25
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Mandenkan
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 6121 Languages
dc.title A sketch of dialectal variation in Mano en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization General Linguistics
dc.contributor.organization Department of Cultures
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.4000/mandenkan.1308
dc.relation.issn 0752-5443
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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