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The Navajo sound system

Author: Joyce McDonough
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2003.
Series: Studies in natural language and linguistic theory, 55.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Navajo language is spoken by the Navajo people who live in the Navajo Nation, located in Arizona and New Mexico in the southwestern United States.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce McDonough
ISBN: 1402013515 9781402013515 1402013523 9781402013522
OCLC Number: 803860848
Description: xiii, 212 p. : il. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface. 1: Introduction. 1.0. The Navajo Sound System. 1.1. The Navajo Inventory. 1.2. Vowels. 1.3. Phonotactics and Phonemes. 1.4. The Young and Morgan Grammars. 1.5. The Conventions Used in the Book. 1.6. Methods and Data Sets. 1.7. Outline of the Book. 2: Morphology. 2.0. Introduction. 2.1. Athabaskan Word Structure. 2.2. The Position Class Template. 2.3. The Athabaskan Verb. 2.4. The Disjunct Domain. 2.5. The Conjunct or Auxillary Domain. 2.6. The Verb Domain. 2.7. Athabaskan Terminology. 2.8. Summary. 3: Phonology. 3.0. Introduction. 3.1. Phonotactics. 3.2. Syllable Structure. 3.3. Consonant Harmony. 3.4. Fricative and Glide Reflexes. 3.5. Conjunct Alternations. 3.6. Boundary Effects. 3.7. Metathesis of J-. 3.8. Conclusion. 4: Duration and Timing. 4.0. Introduction. 4.1. Domain Durations. 4.2. Duration Patterns in the Stems. 4.3. Conjunct and Disjunct Durations. 4.4. Vowel Length by Domain. 4.5. Stress in the Verb. 4.6. Overview of Duration Factors in the Navajo Verb. 5: Spectral Analyses. 5.0. Introduction. 5.1. Navajo Vowels. 5.2. The Fricative Contrasts. 5.3. The Back Fricative. 5.4. Summary of Fricatives. 6: How to Use Young and Morgan's The Navajo Language. 6.0. Introduction. 6.1. The Young and Morgan Grammars. 6.2. The Grammar. 6.3. The Appendixes. 6.4. The Dictionary. 6.5. Summary. 7: Conclusion. 7.0. The Navajo Sound System. Appendix A: Navajo Wordlists. Wordlist 1: Phonemic Contrasts. Wordlist 2: Tone Contrasts. Wordlist 3: Pre-stem Complex. Bibliography. Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Studies in natural language and linguistic theory, 55.
Responsibility: by Joyce McDonough.

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From the review by Daniel L. Everett, Illinois State University, published in Language 83 (2007): "This book was a pleasure to read. It is laid out well, the spectrograms are clear, and the writing Read more...

 
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