Universal Journal of Literature and Linguistics https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/ujll <p>Universal Journal of Literature and Linguistics(UJLL) is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original and high-quality research papers in all areas of linguistics and literature. As an important academic exchange platform, scientists and researchers can know the most up-to-date academic trends and seek valuable primary sources for reference.</p> en-US Universal Journal of Literature and Linguistics Labial-Palatalization and Tone: A Critical Overview in Akuapem Phonology https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/ujll/article/view/407 <p>This paper addresses the labial-palatalization process in Akuapem, a dialect of Akan. In this paper, we study the labial-palatalization, and the tonal processes related to the verbal prefix bɛ when cliticized to reduplicative verbs in the Akuapem dialect of Akan. Based on labial-palatalization, it is not all the Akuapem dialect that labial-palatalizes a C in a CUa/e string that triggers the labial-palatalization process. The study also concluded that when the verbal prefix or the modal marker bɛ is cliticized to reduplicated class I verbs, all the reduplicant and the base form of the verb assume different tonal melody in all the sub-dialect of Akuapem.</p> Emmanuel Agyakwa Akoto Copyright (c) 2022 Universal Journal of Literature and Linguistics 2022-08-23 2022-08-23 1 9