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- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 252.00
This is a comprehensive description of the Kwaza language of Southern Rond nia, in the Brazilian Amazon. Kwaza is not clearly related to any other known language. Until recently, almost nothing was known about Kwaza and with only 25 remaining speakers this indigenous language is likely to become extinct some time this century. Moreover, the history... more...
- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 168.00
This book presents a study of the development of time reference in young children acquiring Inuktitut as a first language. The first such study of an Eskimo-Aleut language, its account of children's development of time reference in a system that is fundamentally different from those found in languages previously studied makes a unique contribution... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
Here is the captivating story of humankind?s enduring quest to build a better language?and overcome the curse of Babel. Just about everyone has heard of Esperanto, which was nothing less than one man?s attempt to bring about world peace by means of linguistic solidarity. And every Star Trek fan knows about Klingon. But few people have heard of Babm,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 74.99
The first account of Jarawara, a Southern Amazonia language of great complexity and unusual interest, by one of the world's leading linguists. - ;This is the first account of Jarawara, a Southern Amazonia language of great complexity and unusual interest, and now spoken by less than two hundred people. It has only two open lexical classes, noun... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 57.95
Featuring an international contributor list, this long-awaited and broad-ranging collection examines the key issues, topics and research in pidgin and creole studies. A comprehensive reference work exploring the treatment of core aspects of pidgins/creoles, focusing on the questions that animate creole studies Brings together newly-commissioned entries... more...
- De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00
Kolyma Yukaghir is a seriously endangered language spoken by about 50 people in the northeast of Asiatic Russia. Based on extensive field materials and text records, it provides a thorough and richly exemplified description of all major components of Yukaghir grammar - phonology, morphology, and syntax- annotated sample texts, and a Yukaghir-English... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 30.00
A richly diverse anthology of Native American literatures draws on the work of more than two hundred tribes across the United States and Canada and provides information on the historical and cultural contexts of the stories, songs, prayers, and orations. more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 147.00
This collection of articles explores how the grammar of several native languages of The Americas presents new and old information, question-formation and other functions related to the broader discourse. The concepts addressed in the collection are explained in an introduction to the volume. Included languages are Karaja, Kuikuro, Lushootseed, Southern... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00
In recent years, there has been a new interest in evaluating ?complex? structures in languages. The implications of such studies are varied, e.g., the distinction between supposedly more complex and less complex languages, how complexity relates to human knowledge of language, and the role of the reduction or increase of complexity in language change... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 188.00
This volume offers a thorough examination of the syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and discourse properties of noun phrases in a wide variety of creole (and non-creole) languages including Cape Verdean Creole, Santome, Papiamentu, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Mindanao Chabacano, Réunionnais Creole, Lesser Antillean, Haitian Creole, Mauritian Creole, Seychellois,... more...