Phonetic and phonological aspects of Civili vowel duration : an experimental approach
Thesis (DLitt (African Languages))--University of Stellenbosch, 2008.
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation is an experimental investigation of vowel duration. It focuses on phonetic and phonological aspects of vowel duration in Civili, and African language spoken in Gabon and some of its neighboring countries. It attempts to bring new insights into the phenomenon of vowel lengthening, and to assess the implictions of these insights for standardizing the orthography of this language. ...