Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
English Language and Literature
This thesis describes the phonemic inventory and morphophonological properties of the Shor language. Shor is a Turkic language spoken in southwest Siberia, in the area designated as Mountainous Shoriya. It is one of more than 100 minority languages spoken in the territory of Russia, and it is currently on the verge of extinction. The language is characterized by agglutinative morphology, vowel harmony, and consonant assimilation typical of Turkic languages, which are discussed in the project. The main phonological processes, morphotactics, and some aspects of grammar are described and discussed in this thesis. Along with the discussion of the morphophonology of Shor, the paper describes the geographic spread of the language, including important ethnographic and sociolinguistic data and information.
Kazagasheva, Uliana, "Phonemic inventory of the Shor language" (2016). Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. 838.