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Name: Michael  R. Marlo
Institution: University of Missouri at Columbia
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Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/michaelrmarlo/
State and/or Country: MO
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Tonology
Subject Language(s): Mokpwe
Nyala, East
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Central Bantu
Selected Publications: Marlo, Michael R. 2009. Khayo verbal tonology. Africana Linguistica 15. 77-129.

Marlo, Michael R. 2008. Tura verbal tonology. Studies in African Linguistics 37. 153-243.

Marlo, Michael R. 2006. CV- root expansion in three Luyia languages. Linguistic Analysis 32. 293-326.

Marlo, Michael R. & Nicholas J. Pharris. 2004. Which Wič is which? Prefixes and suffixes in Klamath full-root reduplication. Linguistic Inquiry 35. 639-656.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Selected Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Courses Taught: Human Language
Field Methods
Languages of Africa
Structure of American English
Dissertation Abstract: The Verbal Tonology of Lumarachi and Lunyala-West: Two dialects of Luluyia (Bantu, J.30, Kenya)
Reviewer of: Morphology/Phonology: Inkelas & Zoll (2005) (LL Issue 17.290)
The Kifuliiru Language, Volume 1: Phonology, Tone, and Morphological Derivation (LL Issue 23.4339)

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