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  • A Reference Grammar of Kotiria (Wanano)by Kristine Stenzel

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 80.00

    Published through the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This is the first descriptive grammar of Kotiria (Wanano), a member of the Tukanoan language family spoken in the Vaupes River basin of Colombia and Brazil in the northwest Amazon rain forest. The Kotirias have lived... more...

  • Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammarby Claire Lefebvre

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 56.00

    An examination of creole genesis, showing how mechanisms from source languages show themselves in creole. more...

  • Plains Cree Morphosyntaxby Amy Dahlstrom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book explores several topics in Cree morphology, syntax and discourse structure. Cree, an Algonquian language, is non-configurational: the grammatical relations of subject and object are not expressed by word order or other constituent structure relations, as they are in a configurational language like English. Instead, subjects and objects are... more...

  • Word Formation in South American Languagesby Swintha Danielsen; Katja Hannss; Fernando Zúñiga

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    In Amerindian languages and in many other agglutinative languages, subordination is often a matter of nominalization. In Cholón, a language spoken in North-Peru, this is certainly the case: nominalized forms coincide with subordinate clauses. In this language, a nominalized verb form can also be used as a main predicate. In this paper we study... more...

  • La linguistique en cour de justiceby Claude Tousignant

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1990; US$ 18.75

    Cet ouvrage intéressera le spécialiste en droit criminel ou civil, en notariat ou en criminologie à l'affût des plus récentes technologies d'élucidation de litiges juridiques; il suscitera également de l'intérêt chez le spécialiste de la langue, de la linguistique et de la sociolinguistique... more...

  • Tok Pisin Textsby Peter Mühlhäusler; Thomas E. Dutton; Suzanne Romaine

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 173.00

    Tok Pisin is one of the most important languages of Melanesia and is used in a wide range of public and private functions in Papua New Guinea. The language has featured prominently in Pidgin and Creole linguistics and has featured in a number of debates in theoretical linguistics. With their extensive fieldwork experience and vast knowledge of the... more...

  • John Wilkins and 17th-Century British Linguisticsby Joseph L. Subbiondo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 188.00

    In this reader, 19 articles have been collected that bring out the central position of John Wilkins and his Essay Toward a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language (1668) in the history of ideas in 17th-century Britain. more...

  • Readings in Creole Studiesby Ian F. Hancock; Edgar C. Polomé; Morris Goodman; Bernd Heine

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1979; US$ 120.00

    Creole studies embrace a wide range is disciplines: history, ethnography, geography, sociology, etc. The phenomenon of creolization has come to be recognized as widespread; creolization presupposes contact, and that is a human universal. The present anthology discusses social, historical and theoretical aspects of over twenty pidgins and creoles. Part... more...

  • De la búsqueda a la consultaby Inna Kozlova

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 72.70

    ¿Cuántas veces los hablantes no nativos nos encontramos ante una búsqueda frustrante de una palabra que nos hace plantear la posibilidad de consulta en recursos externos? ?De la búsqueda a la consulta? enfoca el proceso de resolución de problemas léxicos en producción textual más allá de la memoria. Es bien sabido que la organización de la información... more...

  • Pidgins and Creolesby Professor Loreto Todd; Loreto Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    The focus of this study is upon those pidgins and creoles which are English based and which have arisen since the fifteenth century. The book examines the widespread nature of the pidgin/creole phenomenon and evaluates the current definitions of the terms and the theories which have been advanced to account for their existence. The author considers... more...