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LINGUIST List 24.681

Wed Feb 06 2013

Diss: Eastern Tukanoan/ Anthro Ling/ General Ling/ Lang Doc/ Morphology/ Phonology/ Typology/ Cubeo: Chacon: 'The Phonology and Morphology of Kubeo...'

Editor for this issue: Lili Xia <lxialinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Feb-2013
From: Thiago Chacon <thiago_chaconhotmail.com>
Subject: The Phonology and Morphology of Kubeo: The documentation, theory and description of an Amazonian language
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Institution: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Program: Department of Linguistics
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2012

Author: Thiago Costa Chacon

Dissertation Title: The Phonology and Morphology of Kubeo: The documentation, theory and description of an Amazonian language

Dissertation URL: www.ling.hawaii.edu/graduate/Dissertations/ThiagoChaconFinal.pdf

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            General Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
                            Morphology
                            Phonology
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Cubeo (cub)
Language Family(ies): Eastern Tukanoan

Dissertation Director:
Lye Richard Campbell

Dissertation Abstract:

This dissertation offers a detailed account of the phonology, morphophonology and
elements of the morphosyntax of Kubeo, a language from the Eastern Tukanoan
family, spoken in the Northwest Amazon. The dissertation is itself an experiment of
how language documentation and empowering of the native speaker community
can be combined with academic linguistics. Kubeo has numerous elements of
great theoretical interest, such as nasal harmony, tone and stress, complex
morphophonology, noun classes and noun classifiers, evidentiality, interlocking
system of lexical aspect and tense, etc. The goal of this dissertation is to present
data with as much detail, transparency and information as possible, aligned with a
high analytical concern to account and search for explanations of the complex and
fascinating aspects of the language in different foundations of modern Linguistics,
such as by exploring different theoretical proposals and typological generalizations,
using historical and comparative approaches and applying acoustic analysis in
critical phonological issues.



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