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ERIC Number: EJ131120
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Publication Date: 1975
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Big and Thin: Two Diola-Fogny Meta-Linguistic Terms
Sapir, J. David
Language in Society, 4, 1, 1-15, Apr 75
The Diola-Fogny of Senegal, West Africa, socially intuit with the meta-linguistic terms "big" and "thin" the tense/lax vowel contrast that is basic to their phonology. The two terms are primarily used to identify speech variation among individuals and groups. (Author/RM)
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Identifiers - Location: Senegal