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Name: Roderic  F Casali (IPA: ɹɔɾəɹək kʰəsali)
Institution: 3F Limited
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State and/or Country: NY
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Phonetics
Phonology
Typology
Specialty: ATR vowel harmony
Subject Language(s): Nawuri
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Nilo-Saharan
Selected Publications: Vowel clusters and syllable structure in Nawuri.
Contextual labialization in Nawuri.
Nominal tone in Nawuri.
Nawuri Phonology.
Labial opacity and roundness harmony in Nawuri.
NC’s in Moghamo: prenasalized onsets, or heterosyllabic Clusters?
An overview of the Nawuri verbal system.
On the reduction of vowel systems in Volta-Congo.
Vowel Elision in hiatus contexts: Which vowel goes?
Resolving Hiatus.
Predicting ATR Activity.
Nawuri ATR harmony in typological perspective.
[ATR] value asymmetries and underlying vowel inventory structure in Niger-Congo and Nilo-Saharan.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Resolving Hiatus
Courses Taught: Introductory phonology
Intermediate phonology
Phonology of African languages
Dissertation Abstract: Resolving Hiatus



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