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Name: Christoper  R. Green
Institution: University of Maryland
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Homepage: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~greencr/
State and/or Country: MD
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Specialty: Prosodic Phonology
Subject Language(s): Bambara
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Selected Publications: - Emergent syllable complexity in Colloquial Bamana
- Prosody and intonation in non-Bantu Niger-Congo languages: An annotated bibliography
- Syncope and the drive toward minimization in Colloquial Bamana
- On the interaction of Deaffrication and Consonant Harmony
- On the anatomy of a chain shift
- On the interaction of velar fronting and labial harmony
- Paradigm uniformity in Luwanga derived nouns
- Voice contrast and cumulative faithfulness in Luwanga nouns
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistic Analysis

Introduction to Phonology
Dissertation Abstract: Prosodic Phonology in Bamana (Bambara): Syllable complexity, metrical structure, and tone
Reviewer of: Onsets (LL Issue 22.224)
Handbook of the Syllable (LL Issue 22.3827)
Academic Paper Abstract: On the interaction of deaffrication and consonant harmony

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