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Title: Tone and Song in Kalam Kohistani (Pakistan)
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Author: Joan L.G. Baart
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Institution: SIL International & University of North Dakota
Linguistic Field: Language Documentation; Phonology
Subject Language: Kalami
Subject LANGUAGE Family: Indo-Aryan Northwestern Zone; Indo-Aryan Northwestern Zone
Abstract: Like many other languages in the north-western corner of the South-Asian subcontinent, Kalam Kohistani, spoken in two mountain valleys in northern Pakistan, has contrastive lexical tone. This paper explores how the tonal distinctions of Kalam Kohistani are reconciled with the musical use of pitch in sung recitations of traditional poetry.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: In Hugo Quené & Vincent van Heuven (eds.): On Speech and Language: Studies for Sieb G. Nooteboom. (LOT Occasional Series). Utrecht: Netherlands Graduate School in Linguistics

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