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Denis BERTET

PhD student

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natchanon@hotmail.fr

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)

 

2010–2015: 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


 

June–July 2018: 5 weeks fieldwork on phonological and morphosyntactic topics and further text collection with Tikuna speakers in the community of San Martín de Amacayacu (4 weeks) and in and around Leticia (1 week) (Amazonas, Colombia) — Personal initiative

 

September–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–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 ½ 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., submitted, "Tikuna, a ten-toneme language in Amazonia", IJAL,


 

Ángel Ruiz, E., Ángel Ruiz, L. & Bertet, D., 2019, "Tikuna. Fènǖèkǖ rǜ âi / El Cazador y el Tigre / The Hunter and the Jaguar", in Franchetto, Bruna & Kristine Stenzel (eds.), Línguas indígenas: artes da palavra, Revista Linguíʃtica, 15(1), UFRJ (pdf)


 

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 le 25 février 2013 (version française, English version)


Conference presentations
 

Bertet, D., 2019, "One inflectional paradigm, two functional dimensions: agreement for gender vs agreement for social deixis in Tikuna (isolate, Western Amazon)", Atelier de Morphosyntaxe, DDL, Lyon, France, February 1  (abstract)


 

Bertet, D., 2019, "*[ɦ-] > [ŋ-]? An unusual case of diachronic strengthening in Tikuna (isolate, Western Amazonia)", Atelier de Phonologie, DDL, Lyon, France, March 21  (abstract, slides)


 

Bertet, D., 2019, "The discourse dynamics of agreement class assignment in Tikuna narratives (isolate, Western Amazonia)", Nominal categorization: from grammar to communicative interaction, DDL, Lyon, France, April 18–19  (abstract, slides)


 

Bertet, D., 2018, "When only nominals are marked for tense: the case of Ticuna (isolate, Western Amazonia)", BLS44, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, February 9–11  (abstract, slides)


 

Bertet, D., 2018, "What exactly is the phonological feature [nasality] in Ticuna (isolate, Western Amazonia)?", Phonetics and Phonology Forum (Phorum), UC Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, April 30  (abstract, slides)


 

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, USA, February 7  (abstract, slides)


 

Bertet, D., Skilton, A. & Hyman, L., 2018, "Ticuna Tonefest/Tikuna Tonefest! Tones and other laryngeal features in two varieties of Ticuna", , UC Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, May 2


 

Bertet, D., 2018, "The ten tonemes of Ticuna, an Amazonian oddity", Amazónicas 7, Baños, Ecuador, May 28–June 1  (abstract, slides, handout)


 

Bertet, D., 2018, "Des classes nominales sur mesure ? Classes nominales primaires et réassignation secondaire en tikuna (isolat, Ouest amazonien)", journées d'étude « Classification nominale et autres procédés de catégorisation du nom dans les langues du monde », CNRS, Villejuif, France, 13–14 novembre  (abstract, slides)


 

Bertet, D., 2017, "¿Cuántos tonemas tiene el ticuna? Una introducción práctica a la tonología", , Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, 14 de septiembre


 

Bertet, D., 2016, "A preliminary sketch of San Martín de Amacayacu Tikuna’s suprasegmental phonology", TypoLing 2016, Porquerolles, France, September 4–17


 

Bertet, D., 2013, "Pour une étude sémasiologique des propositions enchâssées en quechua (quechua de Huallaga, Huánuco, Pérou)", , EPHE, Paris, 6 juin


 

Bertet, D., 2013, "Flexion, dérivation, clitiques en quechua", TypoUlm, ENS Ulm, Paris, 20 décembre


Electronic source
 

Bertet, D., 2019, "Mamíferos salvajes de las inmediaciones de San Martín de Amacayacu (Amazonas, Colombia)", , species identification booklet  (pdf)


 

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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