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dc.contributor.advisorTuite, Kevin J.
dc.contributor.authorDaigneault, Anna Luisa
dc.subjectYanesha' (Amuesha) languageen
dc.subjectlangue Yanesha' (Amuesha)en
dc.subjectPeruvian Andean Amazonen
dc.subjectAmazonie andine péruvienneen
dc.subjectArawak language familyen
dc.subjectfamille linguistique Arawaken
dc.subjectendangered traditionsen
dc.subjecttraditions en voie de disparitionen
dc.subjectponapnora puberty ritualen
dc.subjectrituel de puberté ponapnoraen
dc.subject.otherAnthropology - Cultural / Anthropologie - Culturelle (UMI : 0326)en
dc.titleAn ethnolinguistic study of the Yanesha’ (Amuesha) language and speech community in Peru’s Andean Amazon, and the traditional role of Ponapnora, a female rite of passageen
dc.typeThèse ou mémoire / Thesis or Dissertationé de Montréalfrîtrise / Master'sen Sc.en
dcterms.abstractLa langue Yanesha’ est parlée sur la frontière de deux mondes, les Andes et l’Amazonie, au Pérou central. Un travail de terrain ethnolinguistique parmi le peuple Yanesha’ a été effectué en mai-août 2008 pour étudier cette langue et les facteurs menant possiblement à sa disparition. Ce mémoire porte sur les traits caractéristiques de la langue Yanesha’ et sa place à l’intérieur de la famille linguistique Arawak. L’auteure discute aussi à propos de ponapnora, un rituel de puberté qui joue un rôle important dans la préservation d’héritage musical et linguistique auprès des femmes Yanesha’.en
dcterms.abstractThe Yanesha’ language is spoken on the edges of two worlds, the Andes and the Amazon, in southcentral Peru. Ethnolinguistic fieldwork was carried out among the Yanesha’ people in May-August 2008 to learn about their language and the possible factors leading to its endangerment. This thesis examines the unique linguistic features of Yanesha and its place within the Arawak language family. It also discusses a puberty ritual that plays an important role in preserving musical and linguistic heritage among Yanesha’ women: the ponapnora female initiation ritual.en
dcterms.descriptionThesis written in co-mentorship with Richard Chase Smith Ph.D, of El Instituto del Bien Comun (IBC) in Peru. The attached file is a pdf created in Word. The pdf file serves to preserve the accuracy of the many linguistic symbols found in the text.en

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