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Phonological analysis of Baniwa language of Içana

Grant number: 11/03344-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2011
Effective date (End): February 28, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Indigenous Languages
Principal Investigator:Cristina Martins Fargetti
Grantee:Mateus Cruz Maciel de Carvalho
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


This proposes to make the phonological description of the Deni indigenous language, whose communities are located on tributaries of the Juruá and Purus, Amazonas, with an estimated population of 1,254 people. The objectives of this research are: a-) to describe the phonology of the Deni language b-) serve as input to future research in language, in order that a detailed phonological research can contribute positively to further research, c-) strengthen the interest of preservation of the language by the speakers;-d) contribute to the scientific knowledge of the language family Arawá, since there are not many studies on these languages. The description will be anchored in the Pike's (1947) techniques to phonemes identification; for the description of syllabic patterns will be used to postulate the non-linear phonology, phonology autossegmental specifically Goldsmith's (1990) proposed; the stress will be studied from the Hayes' (1995) perspective of the metrical theory; the morphophonological process will be analyzed. (AU)

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CARVALHO, Mateus Cruz Maciel de. Análise fonológica da língua Deni (Arawá). 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Letras. Araraquara Araraquara.

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