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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."

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Dissertation Information

Title: Comparative Morphological Study on the Dialectal Continuum: Dawei, Palaw and Myeik from morphological process approach Add Dissertation
Author: Htein Win Update Dissertation
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Institution: Yangon University, Myanmar Language
Completed in: 2005
Linguistic Subfield(s): Morphology;
Director(s): Khin Aye
Tin Shwe
Aung Oo
Shwe Thwin
Tin Tun

Abstract: The dissertation depicted Comparative Morphological Study on the Dialectal
Continuum: Dawei, Palaw and Myeik spoken in the Taninthari, southern
coastal area of Myanmar/Burma through Morphological process. In this study,
discovered the simul fixation, cranberry morpheme and discontinuous free
morpheme in affixation process, vowel and consonant changes; and empty
morph in conversion process, harmonious reduplication, equivalent syllabic
reduplication in reduplication process, initial, middle and back syllables
subtractions in subtraction process, some lexical resemblance between the
standardized Myanmar Archives and dialectal words; and dialect mixtures in
resemblance process, metathesis, co-ordinate and sub-ordinate compounds;
and zero morpheme in compounding process, lastly, phonethemes and syntactic
clitic morpheme have been explored. Moreover, general morphological
characteristics of dialectal continuum in the Taninthari, southern coastal
area has been researched and contributed in the study.