Tonal Analysis of Senufo: Sucite Dialect

The subject of this dissertation is the study of the tone of Sucite, a Senufo language of southwestern Burkina Faso, investigated on location by myself between the years 1982 and 1985. This introduction first situates the Senufo languages as a whole both geographically and genetically before discussing the relation of Sucite with the other Senufo languages. It continues with a review of the linguistic research in various Senufo languages and ends with a discussion of why and how the subject of Sucite tone is to be presented in the thesis.

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