Kakua phonology : first approach

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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 .
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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

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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 .

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