An Optimality Analysis of Hiatus Resolution Strategies in Olusuba

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dc.contributor.author Sande, Walter Ochieng
dc.contributor.author Ondondo, Emily Ayieta
dc.contributor.author Rew, Francis Owino
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-26T13:01:44Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-26T13:01:44Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06
dc.identifier.issn 2372-479X (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 2372-4803 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.jooust.ac.ke:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/8837
dc.description.abstract Vowel hiatus is a prohibited configuration of vowels in many languages of the world. This study is established to examine strategies used to resolve vowel hiatus in Olusuba, a Bantu language spoken in parts of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, within the framework of Optimality Theory (OT). The work describes two vowel processes used as hiatus resolution strategies in Olusuba. Well-formedness of data obtained in this study are analysed using OT. The theory explains how constraints interact to optimise the output in this language. Using descriptive analytic research design and following the available data obtained from native speakers of Olusuba, this paper provides two vowel processes used as strategies in resolving a sequence of dissimilar vowels in the language under study. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Research Institute for Policy Development en_US
dc.subject Hiatus en_US
dc.subject Olusuba en_US
dc.subject optimality en_US
dc.subject resolution en_US
dc.subject strategies en_US
dc.title An Optimality Analysis of Hiatus Resolution Strategies in Olusuba en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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