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  • Nigerian Pidginby Nick Faraclas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    This is the first comprehensive grammar of Nigerian Pidgin. This book provides basic descriptive and analytical treatment of the syntax, morphology and phonology of a language which may soon become the most widely spoken in all of Africa. more...

  • Origins of Predicatesby Tomio Hirose

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 135.00

    This book offers a new perspective on natural language predicates by analyzing data from the Plains Cree language. Contrary to traditional understanding, Cree verbal complexes are syntactic constructs composed of morphemes as syntactic objects that are subject to structurally defined constraints, such as c-command. Tomio Hirose illustrates this in... more...

  • Sounds Like Lifeby Janis B. Nuckolls

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 144.99

    Sound-symbolism occurs when words resemble the sounds associated with the phenomena they attempt to describe, rather than an arbitrary representation. For example the word raven is arbitrary in that it does not resemble a raven; cuckoo, however, is sound -symbolic in that it resembles the bird's call. In Sounds Like Life, Janis Nuckolls studies the... more...

  • The Languages of the Andesby Willem F. H. Adelaar; Pieter C. Muysken

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 82.00

    Documents the diverse range of languages in the Andean and Pacific regions of South America. more...

  • Lexical Acculturation in Native American Languagesby Cecil H. Brown

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 134.99

    The author of this study explores the nature of acculturation in the encounter between Europeans and Native Americans. Specifically, he examines how Native American languages adjusted to the introduction of foreign objects and concepts after 1492, discerning patterns of linguistics. more...

  • A Language of Our Ownby Peter Bakker

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99

    The Michif language - spoken by descendants of French Canadian fur traders and Cree Indians in western Canada - uses French for nouns and Cree for verbs, and has two sets of grammatical rules. Bakker uses historical research and fieldwork data to present an analysis of how it came into being. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Time in Child Inuktitutby Mary D. Swift

    De Gruyter Mouton 2004; US$ 196.00

    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...