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Name: Michael C.  Cahill (IPA: maɪk̚ kʰeihɪl)
Institution: SIL International
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: TX
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Specialty: Tone, Labialvelars, Vowels
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Selected Publications: Aspects of the phonology of labial-velar stops. 1999. Studies in African Linguistics 28:155-184.

Noun classes and phonology in Konni. 2000/2001. Journal of West African Languages XVIII.1: 49-69.

Tonal Polarity in Konni Nouns. 2004. Studies in African Linguistics 33.1:1-33.

2007. Aspects of the Morphology and Phonology of Konni. Dallas: SIL International

2008. Why labial-velar stops merge to g͡b. Phonology 25.3: 379-398.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Aspects of the Morphology and Phonology of Konni
 Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages
Courses Taught: Tone seminar at GIAL, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012

Many guest lectures
Dissertation Abstract: Aspects of the Morphology and Phonology of Konni
Reviewer of: Phonology: MacEachern (1999) (LL Issue 12.2990)
Phonology: Hall (2001) (LL Issue 13.1669)
Sociolinguistics: Janse and Tol, eds. (2003) (LL Issue 14.1892)
Phonology/Textbooks: Jensen (2004) (LL Issue 16.1258)
Phonology: van Oostendorp & van der Weijer (2005) (LL Issue 16.2680)
African Lang/Lang Death: Batibo (2005 (LL Issue 16.3542)
The Phonological Enterprise (LL Issue 22.2895)
Academic Paper Abstract: Why labial-velar stops merge to /gb/

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