Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
English Language and Literature
Verónica Grondona, PhD, Chair
Lyle Campbell, PhD
The Wichí language, a member of the Matacoan language family, is spoken in parts of South America’s Chaco region. Specifically, Wichí is found in the Salta, Chaco, and Formosa provinces of Argentina, as well as in southeastern Bolivia. Wichí is an endangered language, with speakers numbering c. 25,000 (although estimates vary greatly). This study aims to contribute to the documentation of Wichí and to our understanding of human language in general by providing insight into the phonetics and phonology of the dialect of Wichí spoken in the remote village of Misión La Paz, Salta, Argentina. The data for this study were collected in Misión La Paz during two 4-week periods in the summers of 2005 and 2006.
Avram, Megan Leigh Zdrojkowski, "A phonological description of Wichí: The dialect of Misión La Paz, Salta, Argentina" (2008). Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. 152.