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Name: Yvonne  Treis
Institution: CNRS
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://llacan.vjf.cnrs.fr/pers/p_treis.htm
State and/or Country: France   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Language description and documentation
Subject Language(s): Basketo
Language Family(ies): Omotic
East Cushitic
Selected Publications: Treis, Yvonne 2005. Avoiding their names – avoiding their eyes: How Kambaata women respect their in-laws. Anthropological Linguistics 47, 3: 292-320.

Treis, Yvonne 2007. Motion events in Kambaata. In: Angelika Mietzner and Yvonne Treis (eds.). Encoding motion: Case studies from Africa. In memory of Ursula Drolc. Special issue of Annual Publications in African Linguistics 5: 197-226.

Treis, Yvonne 2008. Relativization in Kambaata from a typological point of view. In: Frajzyngier, Zygmunt and Erin Shay (eds.). Interaction of morphology and syntax: Case studies in Afroasiatic. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins. Pp. 161-206.

Treis, Yvonne 2008. A Grammar of Kambaata. Part 1: Phonology, Morphology, and Non-verbal Predication. Cologne: Koeppe.

Treis, Yvonne 2010. Perception verbs and taste adjectives in Kambaata and beyond. In: Storch, Anne (ed.). Perception of the Invisible. Religion, Historical Semantics and the Role of Perceptive Verbs (SUGIA – Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika, 21) Cologne: Köppe. Pp. 313-346.

Treis, Yvonne 2011. Polysemous agent nominals in Kambaata (Cushitic). In: Luschützky, Hans-Christian and Franz Rainer (eds.). Agent-noun polysemy in a cross-linguistic perspective. Special issue of Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung 64, 4: 369-381.

Treis, Yvonne 2012. Switch-reference and Omotic-Cushitic language contact in Southwest Ethiopia. Journal of Language Contact 5.1: 80-116.
Courses Taught: Linguistic Fieldwork
Historical Linguistics
Cushitic Linguistics

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