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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Aspects of Sgaw Karen Phonology and Phonetics
by Sarvestani, Karl Reza, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2018, 182; 10930871
Abstract (Summary)

The Sgaw Karen language remains underdocumented and underdescribed; this dissertation attempts to contribute to the understanding of Sgaw Karen phonetics and phonology by examining a variety spoken within a refugee community n Buffalo, New York. It includes an anlysis of the segmental and tonal inventories and relates these findings to previously published analyses of other Sgaw Karen varieties. Special attention is paid to the acoustic phonetics of the tone system, with particular regard to the role played by voice quality.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jaeger, Jeri
Commitee: DiCanio, Christian, Good, Jeff
School: State University of New York at Buffalo
Department: Linguistics
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 80/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Linguistics, Language
Keywords: Phonetics, Phonology, Sgaw Karen
Publication Number: 10930871
ISBN: 978-0-438-45665-5
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