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  • Proto Utian Grammar and Dictionaryby Catherine Callaghan

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 224.00

    This book is the result of over 50 years of research, and it represents an intellectual journey. It is maximally accessible by tabulating the data and inserting frequent cross-references. Dictionary entries are in the alphabetical order of the deepest reconstruction in the set, and there is an English-Utian section at the end of the volume.... more...

  • Agency in the Emergence of Creole Languagesby Nicholas Faraclas

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00

    The tendencies toward decontextualization, mono-causal scenarios, and the erasure of the agency of marginalized peoples that have been identified and criticized in the preceding chapters are more often than not due more to the outmoded paradigm of science within which most linguists and other social scientists still do their work, rather than being... more...

  • Pidgins and Creoles in Asiaby Umberto Ansaldo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 128.00

    Bazaar Malay is a Malay-lexified pidgin with a Chinese substratum spoken in the marketplace of Singapore (and elsewhere in Southeast Asia). Although it is no longer a lingua franca in Singapore today, it is nevertheless still spoken by older Singaporeans. Like Chinese and Malay, Bazaar Malay is a topic-prominent language. We document three types of... more...

  • In Honor of Mary Haasby William Shipley

    De Gruyter 1988; US$ 335.00

    In honor of Mary Haas : from the Haas Festival Conference on Native American Linguistics more...

  • American Indian Languages 2by Victor Golla

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 307.00

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  • A Grammar of Moseténby Jeanette Sakel

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 321.00

    Mosetén belongs to the small, unclassified language family Mosetenan and is spoken by roughly 800 people in the foothills of the Bolivian Andes and the adjoining lowland region. This grammar is the first accessible and comprehensive description of a Mosetenan language. It is based on the author's extensive fieldwork in Bolivia. The grammar... more...

  • Native South American Discourseby Joel Sherzer; Greg Urban

    De Gruyter 1986; US$ 224.00

    Introduction / Joel Sherzer and Greg Urban -- Semiotic functions of macro-parallelism in the Shokleng origin myth / Greg Urban -- Oratory is spoken, myth is told, and song is sung, but they are all music to my ears / Anthony Seeger -- Three modes of Shavante vocal expressions : wailing, collective singing, and political oratory / Laura Graham --... more...

  • Ghanaian Pidgin English in its West African Contextby Magnus Huber

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    This first published full-scale study of the Ghanaian variety of West African Pidgin English (GhaPE) makes extensive use of hitherto neglected historical material and provides a synchronic account of GhaPE’s structure and sociolinguistics. Special focus is on the differences between GhaPE and other West African Pidgins, in particular the development... more...

  • Ibero-Asian Creolesby Hugo C. Cardoso; Alan N. Baxter; Mário Pinharanda Nunes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00

    Mindanao Chabacano owes many of its features (including over 10% of its basic and more of its non-basic lexicon) to the influence of Philippine languages, and some of its typological features, such as the basic VSO constituent order, typify Philippine languages but atypical of Ibero-Asian creoles as a whole. Its sizeable component of basic Philippine-derived... more...

  • From Space to Timeby Eugene H. Casad; Klaus-Uwe Panther; Linda L. Thornburg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    Eugene Casad?s posthumous monograph is an in-depth study of the TIME IS SPACE metaphor in Cora ? an Uto-Aztecan language spoken in the state of Nayarit, Mexico ? within the framework of Ronald Langacker?s Cognitive Grammar. The author provides an introduction to Cora speakers and their history, and traces the evolution of Cora locative expressions,... more...