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Date: 02-Jun-2008
From: Thomas Conners < oranghutan at cbn.net.id >
Subject: Tengger Javanese


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Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 14:48:39
From: Thomas Conners [oranghutan at cbn.net.id]
Subject: Tengger Javanese
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Institution: Yale University 
Program: Department of Linguistics 
Dissertation Status: Completed 
Degree Date: 2008 

Author: Thomas Joseph Conners

Dissertation Title: Tengger Javanese 

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                     Historical Linguistics
                     Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Javanese (jav)
                     Kawi (kaw)

Dissertation Director(s):
Dianne Jonas
David Gil
Joseph Errington

Dissertation Abstract:

This dissertation provides a description and analysis of salient aspects of
the grammar of Tengger Javanese. The data collected for and described in
this work is the result of the author's year and half long field in the
volcanic highlands of the Tengger Massif in East Java, Indonesia. The first
part of the dissertation focuses on the history, sociolinguistic setting,
and lexicon, phonology, and basic morphology of the dialect. The second and
larger part of the dissertation describes and explores aspects of the
morphosyntax and syntax of Tengger Javanese. The language is place within
both a synchronic perspective, though a comparison with other dialects of
Javanese and other related languages, and also a diachronic perspective,
through comparisons with Old and Middle Javanese. Issues relevant to
Austronesian studies in general such as voice systems, word order,
constituency, and applicatives are all addressed.  The approach taken is
empirical, with the primary goal of the dissertation to accurately
explicate the complex linguistic patterns found within the Tengger dialect
itself. Through the synchronic and diachronic comparisons, the Tengger
dialect is placed typologically both within the Austronesian languages, but
also comparatively with non-Austronesian languages. 

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