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A brief descriptive grammar of Pijal Media Lengua and an acoustic vowel space analysis of Pijal Media Lengua and Imbabura Quichua

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dc.contributor.supervisor Russell, Kevin (Linguistics) en_US
dc.contributor.author Stewart, Jesse
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-10T18:15:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-10T18:15:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4882
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents an acoustic vowel space analysis of F1 and F2 frequencies from 10 speakers of Pijal Media Lengua (PML) and 10 speakers of Imbabura Quichua (IQ). This thesis also provides a brief grammatical discription of PML with insights into contrasts and similarities between Spanish, Quichua and other documented varieties of Media Lengua (ML). ML is typically described as a mixed language with a Quichua morphosyntactic structure where almost all content words are replaced by their Spanish-derived counterparts through the process of relexification. I use mixed effects models to test for statistical significance between PML Spanish-derived vowels and Quichua-derived vowels. The results provide suggestive data for (1) co-existing vowel systems in moderate contact situations and (2) moderate evidence for co-exsiting vowel systems in extreme contact situations. Results also show that PML may be manipulating as many as eight vowels and IQ as many as six. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Linguistics en_US
dc.subject Acoustics en_US
dc.subject Phonetics en_US
dc.subject Contact Languages en_US
dc.subject Media Lengua en_US
dc.subject Ecuador en_US
dc.subject Quichua en_US
dc.subject Quechua en_US
dc.subject Vowels en_US
dc.subject Language en_US
dc.title A brief descriptive grammar of Pijal Media Lengua and an acoustic vowel space analysis of Pijal Media Lengua and Imbabura Quichua en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Linguistics en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hagiwara, Robert (Linguistics) Fernandez, Enrique (French, Spanish and Italian) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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