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ROBERTS, David (2017): La contribution de l’écrit des tons à la fluidité varie d’une langue à une autre: Rapport préliminaire sur une expérience en lecture orale menée dans dix langues niger-congolaises. Paper presented at the Institut de Linguistique Appliquée of the University of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 28 March 2017. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2016). Les tons s’associent aux mots entiers : une analyse des nominaux en kabiyè. Paper presented at LLACAN-CNRS, Villejuif, France, 15 June 2016. Download.

ROBERTS, David & Stephen L WALTER (2016). Writing morphophonology, reading lexical tone: evidence in favour of morphographic spelling in Kabiye (Togo). Paper presented at the 10th International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 12-13 May 2016. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2015): Ten good reasons for not testing a tone orthography. Paper presented at the SIL tone orthography workshop, Jos, Nigeria, 30 May 2015. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2014): "Laying a foundation for tone orthography research and decision making: the Kabiye homograph corpus." Paper presented at the 9th International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy. University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 4-5 September 2014. Download.

Dan scoringROBERTS, David & Emmanuel PIDASSA (2014): La naissance du Wikipédia Kabiyè (The birth of the Kabiye Wikipedia). Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Kabiye Academy, Kara, Togo, 8 July 2014. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2013): "Testing the representation of tone in African orthographies: precedents, procedures, priorities." Paper presented to the Haifa Language Forum, University of Haifa, Israel, 21 November 2013 (invited speaker). Download.

ROBERTS, David (2013): "The integration of English loanwords into the indigenous languages of Francophone Africa". Paper presented to the Department of English Language & Literature, University of Haifa, Israel, 20 November 2013 (invited speaker). Download.

ROBERTS, David (2013): "Le kabiyè sur internet : bilan et perspectives". Paper presented at the LLACAN-CNRS research group Dynamique de l’appropriation de l’écrit, 7 February 2013. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2011): "La graphie tonale du préfixe de modalité du lointain en kabiyè". Paper presented at the LLACAN Opération de recherche 1.2 "Modélisations de la description grammaticale", 10 June 2011, Paris. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2011): "Testing the optimal depth for a diacritic tone orthography: a quantitative experiment in Togo". Paper presented at the 41st Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics, 29 August - 1 September 2011, University of Leiden, Leiden, Holland. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2011): "Quel niveau d'opacité pour une graphie tonale à diacritiques ? - Une expérience quantitative faite au Togo. Paper presented at the Journée Scientifique du LLACAN, Paris, 18 November 2011. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2011): "Unités porteuses de ton et syllabes trimoraiques en kabiyè". Paper presented at the LLACAN doctoral students seminar, 13 July 2011, Paris.

ROBERTS, David (2010): "Défis liés à une représentation opaque du ton dans l'orthographe du kabiyè". Paper presented at the Journée Scientifique du LLACAN, Paris, 10 December 2010. Download.Kara scoring workshop

ROBERTS, David & Steven L. Walter (2010): "Writing meaning rather than sound in the orthographies of tone languages". Paper presented at the 7th International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy, Paris, France. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2010): La standardisation de l'orthographe aja : motivation, défis, parcours. Speech given at the opening of the forum for Aja orthography validation organised by CISOLA (Comité International de Suivi de l'Orthographe de la Langue Aja), Friday 9 July 2010 , Azové, Benin. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2008): "L’orthographe du ton: nouvelles approches méthodologiques" (Tone orthography: new methodological approaches). Paper presented at the 26th West African Languages Conference, Winneba, Ghana, 23 July - 3 August 2008. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2008): "L’orthographe du ton dans les langues béninoises". Paper presented at the Atelier sur la révision des outils d’écriture des langues béninoises, Lokoso, Bénin, 29-31 May 2008. Download.

ROBERTS, David. (2007): "The two Kabiye orthographies: a sociolinguistic and linguistic comparison". Paper presented at the Pan African Reading for All Conference, Accra, Ghana.

ROBERTS, David (2007) : Autosegmental and pedagogical considerations in preparation for a tone orthography experiment. communication donnée lors du séminaire des doctorants le 13 juin 2007 au LLACAN-CNRS, Paris.

ROBERTS, David (2006): "La graphie tonale des langues africaines à la lumière de la psychologie cognitive de la lecture". Paper presented at the 25th West African Linguistic Congress, Ouidah, Benin, 30 July – 6 August 2006.

ROBERTS, David (2005): "The tone bearing unit in Kabiye: syllable or mora?" Paper presented at the 4th Gur Colloquium, Bayreuth University, Germany, 12 - 14 October 2005.

ROBERTS, David (2004): "Tonal processes in the Kabiye verb phrase". Paper presented at the 24th West African Linguistics Conference, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1 - 6 August 2004. Download.

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