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ROBERTS, David & Steven L WALTER (2016). Writing morphophonology, reading lexical tone: quantitative evidence in favor of morphographic spelling in Kabiye (Togo). Writing Systems Research 8:2.167-186.

ROBERTS, David (2016). Word tone and tonal overwriting in Kabiye nouns. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 37:1.131–160.

Dan orthography testingROBERTS, David, Stephen L. Walter and Keith Snider (2016): Neither deep nor shallow: a classroom experiment testing the orthographic depth of tone marking in Kabiye (Togo). Language and Speech 59:1.113–138. Abstract. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2015). Laying a foundation for tone orthography research and decision-making: the Kabiye homograph corpus. Scripta 7: 151-189. AbstractDownload.

ROBERTS, David (2014). Professional networking - a prerequisite for participatory orthography research in Kabiye (Togo). Journal of West African Languages, 41:2, 103-116. Abstract. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2013): La conjugaison des verbes kabiyè, une langue du Togo : tableaux types, règles d'emploi et index kabiyè-français français-kabiyè des verbes. Harmattan, Paris. Buy it.

ROBERTS, David (2013): A tone orthography typology. In ed. Susanne R. Borgwaldt & Terry Joyce, Typology of Writing Systems, BCT 51, 85-111. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Abstract. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2013): Parlons kabiyè. Harmattan, Paris. Buy it.

ROBERTS, David & Terry JOYCE (2012): Introduction to the special issue on 'Units of Language — Units of writing': a key relationship in writing systems research. Written Language and Literacy 15:2, 147-152. Table of contents.

ROBERTS, David & Stephen L. WALTER (2012): Writing grammar rather than tone — an orthography experiment in Togo. Written Language and Literacy 15:2, 226-253. Abstract. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2011): Autosegmental and pedagogical considerations in preparation for a tone orthography experiment. Journal of West African Languages 38:2, 87-106. Abstract. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2011): The development of Kabiye and its status as one of the "national" languages of Togo. In Ochien Orwenjo and Obiero Ogone (eds), Language and Politics in Africa: Contemporary Issues and Critical Perspectives, 468-494. Newcastle-on-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Abstract. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2010): Hidden morpheme boundaries in Kabiye: a source of miscues in a toneless orthography. Writing Systems Research. 2:2 139-153. Abstract. Download.Dan literacy class

ROBERTS, David (2010): Exploring written ambiguities can help assess where to mark tone. Writing Systems Research. 2:1, 25-40. Abstract. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2009): Visual crowding and the tone orthography of African languages. Written Language & Literacy 12:1, 140-155. Abstract. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2008): Thirty years of tone orthography testing in West African languages (1977-2007). Journal of West African Languages 35:1-2, 199-242. Abstract. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2008): The two Kabiye orthographies: a sociolinguistic and linguistic comparison. Written Language & Literacy, 11(1): 49-72. Abstract. Download.

ROBERTS, David (2005): The variable status of nasals as tone bearing units in Kabiye. In Tone systems in African languages, ed. Rose Juliet Anyanwu, Frankfurter Afrikanistiche Blätter, 17, 155-178. Cologne, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.

ROBERTS, David (2003): Tone spreading in the Kabiye associative noun phrase. In Gur Papers 6: Proceedings of the 3rd Gur colloque, Kara, 19 - 22 February 2001, eds. Manfred von Roncador, Kerstin Winkelmann and Ulrich Kleinwillinghöfer. Bayreuth, University of Bayreuth, Germany. Download.

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