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The Chaha Case File

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Chaha Case File Consultant

Degif Petros Banksira is an Adjunt Professor in the department of linguistics
at University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), Canada. He received a Ph.D. from
UQAM in 1997. From January 1998 till March 2000, he was a post-doctoral
fellow in the department of linguistics and philosophy at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT).  He was an Assistant Professor of linguistics at
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He also taught various
linguistics courses as Part-time Faculty at Concordia University, UQAM, and
University of Ottawa. His research interests are phonology, morphology, and
their interfaces. He has published a book entitled Sound Mutation: The
Morphophonology of Chaha and numerous articles focussing mainly on sound
changes triggered by labialization, palatalization, and different types of fortition
such as liquid nasalization, devoicing, and despirantization. He is the native
speaker consultant on Chaha for the Afranaph project.