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Title: Língua Matis (Pano): uma Análise Fonológica
Written By: Vitória Regina S Ferreira
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Native American Linguistics 39
Description:

The following study shows a phonetic and phonological report of the
Matis language, belonging to the Pano family whose population lives in the state of Amazonas.

This work consist of six chapters, conclusion and a bibliography. The first chapter shows a brief introduction, presents the methodology applied in the field to collect the linguistic material used in this study and the methodology of linguistic analysis.

The second chapter shows a detailed report of the Matis people, their geographical position and some aspects concerning their language and culture, and a brief discussion of the studies about the Pano linguistic family. The third chapter defines the phonemes and the allophones of the language through the traditional analysis such as minimum pair, analogous pair, complementary distribution and free variation.

From the fourth chapter on our study was guided mainly by the non-linear phonological theories. On this chapter we covered the Matis syllable structure, taking into consideration the syllable, syllable standards, the language syllable process, the ambivalent sequences, and we classified the phonemes in natural classes according to the feature geometrical theory.

The fifth chapter analyse the phonological processes which occur in the language: fusion, nasal assimilation, lenition and tapping, neutralization and vowel deletion. The last chapter deals with the stress pattern. [Written in Portuguese]

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Phonology
Subject Language(s): Matís
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895864188
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 170
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