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Undescribed and Endangered Languages

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The book is devoted to linguistic and phonetic analysis of some undescribed and endangered languages. It collects the Proceedings of the international conference on "Undescribed and endangered languages: the preservation of linguistic diversity" held in University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy), on September 29, 2005. Papers are by Roberto Ajello (Pisa), Amedeo De Dominicis (Viterbo), Maurizio Gnerre (Napoli), Antonino Melis (N'Djamena). It will appeal to linguists, phoneticians and phonologists as a contribution to the debate it discusses and it will be welcomed by a wide range of students and researchers as an ideal overview of recent works.
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Amedeo De Dominicis is professor of General Linguistics at the University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy). He studied at the Universities of Rome and Pisa (Italy), at E.H.E.S.S. and Paris 7 (France). His current fields of research are phonology of tone languages, characterization of voice qualities, dialectal prosodic variation. Bibliography of recent years: 1992: Intonazione e contesto. Uno studio su alcuni aspetti del discorso in contesto e delle sue manifestazioni intonative, Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso. 1996: Introduzione allo studio della lingua russa, (with Lilia Skomorochova Venturini), Torino: Rosenberg & Sellier. 1997: Fonologia comparata delle principali lingue europee moderne, Bologna: CLUEB. 2002: La voce come bene culturale, Roma: Carocci. 2003: Fonologia. Modelli e tecniche di rappresentazione, Roma: Carocci.

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