Many readers have already found this to be an excellent work for both beginner and experienced linguists. Assuming little prior knowledge of tone or tone languages,
Tone Analysis for Field Linguists is readily accessible to students and field workers alike who have previously taken introductory courses in articulatory phonetics, phonology, and morphology and syntax.
In his foreword,
Will Leben calls this “a complete course on tone.” He further states: “While it is laid out as a primer for beginners, I’m delighted to find that it also very well serves my own level by reviewing progress in the analysis and typology of tone covering the world’s important linguistic areas, including Africa, Asia, the Americas and even a case from Papua New Guinea.”