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Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages
In tone languages of Africa, tones may encode meaning either as separate linguistic units or in association with segmental morphemes. In mainstream text representation models, however, the linguistic autonomy of tones is often overridden by the graphical layout of characters. In these models, accents which mark tones cannot be easily parsed for their linguistic information apart from the segments which bear them. This paper suggests a model or repre-sentation based on TEI-XML where both tonesdoi:10.18653/v1/w17-0104 fatcat:xz6ktjyz4zb5jnk76u43ljgwgq