Yoy is an endangered language of Thailand and Laos. The language belongs to the Tai-Kadai language family; however it has not yet been determined exactly which branch the language belongs to. Yoy has not been studied before and very limited resources are available regarding the classification of this language. The main objective of this thesis is to present a phonological description of Yoy by analyzing a set of 1,000 lexical items from selected speakers of the language. It also presents the grammar sketch which includes a description of word structure and syntactic structure of the language. The sketch structure of the grammar partially follows the outline of the language description from Grammar of Lao by Enfield.
|Commitee:||Ahland, Michael B., Davidson, Matthew|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Endangered language, Language of Thailand, Lao language, Phonology, Tai-Kadai, Yoy language|
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