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Denis BERTET

PhD student

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Teams : DTT 


  Training and professional background
  Research interests
  Fieldwork
  Awards and research grants
  Other international activities
  Main publications and conferences

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND


 

2015–in progress: PhD in Linguistics under the supervision of Antoine Guillaume (Lumière Lyon 2, DDL laboratory): "A description of Tikuna, a linguistic isolate of the Amazon (Brazil, Colombia, Peru)" (see details here)

 

2010–2014: studied Linguistics and several languages at the École Normale Supérieure de la rue d'Ulm (ENS Ulm), Paris

 

2012–2013: second year of Master’s Degree in Comparative Linguistics at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), Paris (overall grade: 18 out of 20) — My second year Master’s thesis was a phonological and morphosyntactic sketch of the Quechua dialect of Hongos district (Yauyos, Lima, Peru) (supervisor: Alain Lemaréchal; grade: 19 out of 20)

 

2010–2011: first year of Master’s Degree in Comparative Linguistics at the EPHE — My first year Master’s thesis consisted in a critical assessment of the major comparative and macro-comparative theories involving the Tai-Kadai language family (especially the Austronesian and the Sino-Tibetan connections)

 

2010: competitive entrance examination to the ENS Ulm (major in Classical Studies, ranked 13 out of 75) — Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Studies at the University Paris IV–Sorbonne

 

2007–2010: Humanities Preparatory Course to the ENS Ulm at Louis-le-Grand College, Paris

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


 

Language death, field research and documentation

 

Phonological and morphosyntactic description and typology

 

Tonology

 

Historical and comparative linguistics

 

Tikuna, an Amazonian linguistic isolate

 

FIELDWORK


 

September 2017–December 2017: 12 weeks fieldwork on phonological and morphosyntactic topics and further text collection with Tikuna speakers in the community of San Martín de Amacayacu (9 weeks) and in and around Leticia (3 weeks) (Amazonas, Colombia) — My stay was funded by the ASLAN Labex

 

October 2016–December 2016: 11 weeks fieldwork on phonological and morphosyntactic topics and text collection with Tikuna speakers in the community of San Martín de Amacayacu (8 weeks) and in and around Leticia (3 weeks) (Amazonas, Colombia) — My stay was funded by the ASLAN Labex

 

October 2015–February 2016: 15 weeks fieldwork on phonological and morphosyntactic topics with Tikuna speakers in the community of San Martín de Amacayacu (8 weeks) and in and around Leticia (7 weeks) (Amazonas, Colombia) — My stay was funded by the ASLAN Labex

 

July–August 2012: 2 weeks fieldwork on phonological and morphosyntactic topics with QIIA Quechua dialects speakers in the communities of Cacra and Hongos (Yauyos, Lima, Peru) — Personal initiative

 

AWARDS AND RESEARCH GRANTS


 

2018: 5 months IDEXLYON (Université de Lyon) mobility grant

 

2017: 3 months ASLAN Labex (Université de Lyon) field research grant

 

2016: 2 months ½ ASLAN Labex (Université de Lyon) field research grant

 

2015-2016: 3 months ½ ASLAN Labex (Université de Lyon) field research grant

 

2015-2018: 3 years ENS-specific PhD scholarship (ENS Ulm Paris-Université Lumière Lyon 2, 3LA doctoral school)

 

OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES


 

December 2017–May 2018: 5 months stay as a Visiting Student at UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) under the supervision of Lev Michael — My stay was funded by IDEXLYON, Université de Lyon

 

MAIN PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
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PhDs and master thesis
 

BERTET, D., 2013, "Éléments de description du parler quechua d'Hongos (Yauyos, Lima, Pérou) : morphologie nominale et verbale", mémoire de M2, Sciences historiques et philologiques, EPHE, Paris, 121 p.  (pdf)


 

BERTET, D., 2011, "L'hypothèse d'une parenté génétique de la famille des langues taï-kadaï avec la famille des langues austronésiennes : histoire, situation actuelle et bilan d'une idée macrocomparative", mémoire de M1, Sciences historiques et philologiques, EPHE, Paris, 40 p.


Journals
 

BERTET, D., 2013, "Langues en danger. À propos de : Nicholas Evans, Ces mots qui meurent. Les langues menacées et ce qu’elles ont à nous dire, La Découverte", La Vie des Idées, publié en ligne (also available in English)


Conference presentations
 

BERTET, D., Amalia SKILTON & Larry HYMAN, 2018, "Ticuna Tonefest/Tikuna Tonefest! Tones and other laryngeal features in two varieties of Ticuna", , UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 02/05/2018


 

BERTET, D., 2018, "When only nominals are marked for tense: the case of Ticuna (isolate, Western Amazonia)", BLS44, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 09/02/2018-11/02/2018


 

BERTET, D., 2018, "What exactly is the phonological feature [nasality] in Ticuna (isolate, Western Amazonia)?", Phonetics and Phonology Forum (Phorum), UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 30/04/2018


 

BERTET, D., 2018, "How to make the most out of one morpheme: disentangling the inflexional morphology of Ticuna’s finite predicative head", Fieldwork Forum (FForum), UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 07/02/2018


 

BERTET, D., 2017, "¿Cuántos tonemas tiene el ticuna? Una introducción práctica a la tonología", , Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 14/09/2017


Electronic source
 

BERTET, D., 2018, "Yauyos Quechua Linguistic Materials, SCL 2018-15", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley (http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2610XHN)




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