Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150100845 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr Mark Harvey; Dr Myfany Turpin; Dr Michael Proctor

Brief description This project addresses a central question about language. How well do we understand the structure of syllables and words? The project will examine an Australian language, Kaytetye, whose unusual word and syllable structures suggests that models of syllable and word structure may require significant revision. The project will consider the implications of Kaytetye sound structure for general theories of phonology, and more importantly, for ideas about universals in language. The project involves extensive documentation of Kaytetye, which is an endangered language. The project will provide a detailed description of Kaytetye sound structures, and articles addressing the implications of these findings for phonological theory.

Funding Amount 202135

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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