Kakua phonology : first approach

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Epps , Patience , 1973 -
dc.contributor.committeeMember Woodbury , Anthony
dc.creator Bolaños Quiñónez , Katherine Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2011 -02 -16T17 :35 :32Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011 -02 -16T17 :35 :50Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T22 :56 :30Z
dc.date.available 2011 -02 -16T17 :35 :32Z
dc.date.available 2011 -02 -16T17 :35 :50Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T22 :56 :30Z
dc.date.created 2010 -12
dc.date.issued 2011 -02 -16
dc.date.submitted December 2010
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -12 -2485
dc.description.abstract This work presents a preliminary analysis of the phonology of Kakua , an endangered language of the Kakua -Nukak family (formerly classified as Makú ) . Kakua is spoken by approximately 300 people living in the Vaupés region of the Amazon rain forest , in northwest Amazonia , Eastern Colombia . This analysis is based on data collected with Kakua speakers from the village of Wacará , a settlement of approximately 120 people , living along the basin of Caño Wacará , located between the Querarí and the Vaupés Rivers , to the east of Mitú , close to the Colombia -Brazil borders . The phonological inventory of Kakua includes five vowels and seventeen consonants . Kakua also presents contrastive prosodic features of nasalization and an inventory of three contrastive tones . Kakua phonology presents various interesting typological features from both areal and cross -linguistic perspective . The work presented here is a first attempt to provide a better illustration of a little -known endangered language of Amazonia .
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Language description
dc.subject Amazonian languages
dc.subject Kakua
dc.subject Phonology
dc.subject Kakua -Nukak
dc.title Kakua phonology : first approach
dc.description.department Linguistics
dc.type.genre thesis *
dc.type.material text *
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Linguistics
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.department Linguistics
dc.date.updated 2011 -02 -16T17 :35 :50Z


Kakua phonology : first approach. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -12 -2485 .

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace

Advanced Search