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The Functional Motivation of the High Tone Syllable in Yorùbá: A Critique
Tèmítọpẹ Olúmúyìwá (Akungba-Akoko)
Bisang and Sonaiya (1999) call the high tone syllable (the HTS) in Yorùbá language "an operator which actualises or validates the relationship between a predicate and a subject within a state of affairs". This paper shows that this view is faulty because it makes wrong predictions concerning the element in the language.