Search for dissertations about: "endangered languages"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the words endangered languages.

  1. 1. From Oral to Written : A Text-linguistic Study of Wakhi Narratives

    Author : Jaroslava Obrtelová; Carina Jahani; Stephen H. Levinsohn; Henrik Liljegren; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Wakhi; Iranian languages; text-linguistics; oral narratives; written narratives; discourse analysis; Iranian Languages; Iranska språk;

    Abstract : Wakhi is one of the endangered “Pamir” languages belonging to the East Iranian group of Indo-European. A total of around 72,000 Wakhi speakers live in the border areas of four countries: Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China. This study focuses on the Wakhi spoken in Tajikistan, which for a long time was unwritten. READ MORE

  2. 2. A grammar of Kalamang : The Papuan language of the Karas Islands

    Author : Eline Visser; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Papuan languages; linguistics; language; syntax; semantics; phonology; morphology; language documentation; descriptive linguistics; Indonesia;

    Abstract : This thesis is a grammar of Kalamang, a Papuan language of western New Guinea in the east of Indonesia. It is spoken by around 130 people on the biggest of the Karas Islands. This grammar is based on 11 months of fieldwork. READ MORE

  3. 3. Quichua children and language shift in an Andean community : School, play and sibling caretaking

    Author : Camilla Rindstedt; Karin Aronsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Quichua-Spanish bilingualism; language practices; language ideology; sibling care-taking; play; gender; tvåspråkighet; Ecuador; språk och identitet; indianer; språk; barnspråk; spanska; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN; Quichua-spanish bilingualism; sibling caretaking;

    Abstract : In Ecuador, there is an ongoing ethnic revitalization among indigenous peoples. Yet, in San Antonio, a 'zona roja' in the Andes, the comuneros do not speak Quichua to their children, even though the Quichua language is seen as an extremely important aspect of Indian identity. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Neo-Aramaic dialect of Alqosh

    Author : Eleanor Coghill; Geoffrey Khan; University of Cambridge; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Alqosh; Neo-Aramaic; dialectology; language documentation; endangered languages; Semitic; Aramaic; Iraq; Semitic Languages; Semitiska språk; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

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  5. 5. A grammar of Jahai

    Author : Niclas Burenhult; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Kinesiska och språk och litteratur från Syd- och Sydostasien; Chinese; Languages and literatures of South and South-East Asia; expressives; argument; agreement; syntax; modality; Aktionsart; aspect; nominalisation; unitisation; reduplication; cliticisation; affixation; derivational morphology; prestopped nasals; phonology; vowel nasality; Malaysia; endangered languages; Austroasiatic; Mon-Khmer; Jahai; Aslian; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik; Phonetics; Fonetik; fonologi;

    Abstract : Jahai, a language belonging to the Aslian branch of the Mon-Khmer language family, is spoken by a group of about 1,000 hunter-gatherers in the montane rainforests of northern Peninsular Malaysia. Drawing on linguistic data collected in the field, the present dissertation is a study of the grammar of Jahai. READ MORE