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  • Defining Creoleby John McWhorter

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 56.99

    Gathers articles on creole languages and their origins, by John H McWhorter, a unique and often controversial scholar in the field. This book is of interest to scholars and students of creole and pidgin studies, and lingustics more broadly. more...

  • Rabinal Achiby Dennis Tedlock

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    Tedlock presents the first direct translation from Quiche Maya to English of "Rabinal Achi". The significance of the play is great to scholars and to lay persons as a partial history, by Mayans, of their culture, and as a revelation of the ancient ritual and beliefs toward the nature of sacrifice. more...

  • Remnant Raising and VSO Clausal Architecture by Felicia Lee

    Springer 2006; US$ 89.99

    San Lucas Quiavini Zapotec, an endangered and little-examined indigenous language of Mexico, shows a range of syntactic and morphological phenomena incompatible with standard Minimalist accounts of verb movement. This work proposes a VP-remnant raising account for these phenomena, motivated by Kayne's (1992) Antisymmetry program. more...

  • The Jarawara Language of Southern Amazoniaby R. M. W. Dixon

    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...

  • The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studiesby Silvia Kouwenberg; John Victor Singler

    Wiley 2009; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • Variations on Polysynthesisby Marc-Antoine Mahieu; Nicole Tersis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 165.00

    This work is comprised of a set of papers focussing on the extreme polysynthetic nature of the Eskaleut languages which are spoken over the vast area stretching from Far Eastern Siberia, on through the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and Canada, as far as Greenland. The aim of the book is to situate the Eskaleut languages typologically in general linguistic... more...

  • Complex Processes in New Languagesby Enoch O. Aboh; Norval Smith

    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...

  • Morphology at the Interfacesby Jason D. Haugen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    This monograph addresses morphology and its interfaces with phonology and syntax by examining comparative data from the Uto-Aztecan language family, and analyses involving reduplication as well as noun incorporation and related derivational morphology are provided within the framework of Distributed Morphology. Reduplication is treated by analyzing... more...

  • Noun Phrases in Creole Languagesby Marlyse Baptista; Jacqueline Guéron

    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...

  • The Syntax of Cape Verdean Creoleby Marlyse Baptista

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 180.00

    This book offers an in-depth treatment of a variety of morpho-syntactic issues in Cape Verdean Creole (CVC) both from a descriptive and theoretical perspective. The investigated topics include the determiner system, Tense, Mood, Aspect markers and pronominal paradigms. The study of TMA markers reveals morpho-syntactic configurations with interesting... more...