Year of Publication
Master of Arts in Linguistic Theory and Typology (MALTT)
Arts and Sciences
Dr. Kevin B. McGowan
This thesis reports on a phonetic production study, the results of which support the existence of a complex word-prosodic system for the Sḥerēt-Jibbāli language of Dhofar, Oman. In the language, stress seems to co-occur in some lexical items with a high tone. In the discussion, a mechanism for the emergence of this system is proposed as the reflex of a typological feature held in common with the related language, Soqotri, and as justification for an Eastern Modern South Arabian subgroup consisting of Sḥerēt-Jibbāli and Soqotri.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Brewster, Jarred, "LANGUAGE CONTACT AND COVERT PROMINENCE IN THE SḤERĒT-JIBBĀLI LANGUAGE OF OMAN" (2021). Theses and Dissertations--Linguistics. 43.
Available for download on Tuesday, November 30, 2021