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Name: Carmen  Jany
Institution: California State University, San Bernardino
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Homepage: http://flan.csusb.edu/~cjany/
State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Documentation
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Language Documentation, Native American languages
Subject Language(s): Chimariko
Selected Publications: -Submitted‘Defining nominal compounding as a productive word-formation process in
Chuxnabán Mixe’, -
-2011‘The Phonetics and Phonology of Chuxnabán Mixe’
-2011‘Clausal nominalization as relativization strategy in Chimariko'
-2010 Review of Gildea, Spike and Francesc Queixalós (eds) 2010. ‘Ergativity in Amazonia’,
-2010 Review of Epps, Patience and Alexandre Arkhipov (eds) 2009. ‘New Challenges in
Typology: Transcending the Borders and Refining the Distinctions’
-2010‘Orthography Development for Chuxnabán Mixe’
-2010 With Matthew Gordon, Carlos M Nash, and Nobutaka Takara, ‘Syllable Structure and Extrametricality: A typological and phonetic study’
-2009 Digital Fluency and Participatory Research: The Chuxnabán Mixe Online Dictionary,
-2008 With Matthew Gordon, Carlos M Nash, and Nobutaka Takara, ‘Vowel and Consonant Sonority and Coda Weight: A Cross-Linguistic Study’
-To appear (2007) ‘Phonemic Versus Phonetic Vowel Length in Chuxnabán Mixe’
-2007 With Matthew Gordon, Carlos M Nash, and Nobutaka Takara, ‘How Universal is the Sonority Hierarchy?: A Cross-Linguistic Acoustic Study’
-2007 ‘Is there any evidence for complementation in Chimariko?’
-2006 ‘Vowel length and phonation contrasts in Chuxnabán Mixe'
-2005 With Matthew Gordon, Carlos M Nash, and Nobutaka Takara, ‘Acoustic and perceptual correlates of syllable weight’
-2005‘The relationship between case marking and S, A, and O in spoken Sinhala’,
-2004 Review of Michael J. Leeser, 2004, ‘The Effects of Topic Familiarity, Mode, and Pausing on Second Language Learners’ Comprehension and Focus on Form’,
-2003 Review of Peter Stockwell, 2002, Sociolinguistics: A resource book for students, Routledge, and Joan Cutting, 2002, Pragmatics and Discourse: A resource book for students, --2003 Review of Daniel Villa, 2002, ‘Integrating Technology into Minority Language Preservation and Teaching Efforts: An Inside Job’
Reviewer of: Ergativity in Amazonia (LL Issue 22.361)
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork (LL Issue 23.1962)

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