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  • 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...

  • A Grammar of Saramaccan Creoleby John McWhorter; Jeff Good

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00

    Saramaccan has been central to various debates regarding the origin and nature of creole languages. Being the most removed of all English-based creoles from European language structure in terms of phonology, morphology and syntax, it has been seen as one of the most extreme instantiations of the creolization process. This is the first full-length description... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    Since Cora is a language on the verge of extinction, this research monograph is undoubtedly the last chance of reading a thorough analysis of the emergence of its grammaticalized locative forms, coupled with a comprehensive account of the extensions from the locative domain to the domain of time. Having spent many years doing fieldwork among Cora speakers,... more...

  • Astrolinguisticsby Alexander Ollongren

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    In linguistics, one of the main areas of modern research involves the capabilities and possibilities of there being a 'lingua cosmica,' a LINCOS, a universal language that could be used to communicate with non-human intelligences. This book touches on the area of the development and use of a 'lingua universalis' for interstellar communication,... more...

  • Ute Textsby T. Givón

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 165.00

    This second volume of our Ute trilogy contains a collection of Ute oral texts. Ute oral literature reflects the life experience of a small-scale hunting-and-gathering Society of Intimates and its tight connection to the local terrain, flora and fauna that supported the hunter-gatherer life. Ute story-telling tradition is the people's literary heritage,... more...

  • The Languages of Native North Americaby Marianne Mithun

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 66.00

    An authoritative and detailed survey of the languages of the North American Indians. more...

  • A Syntax of the Nivkh Languageby Vladimir P. Nedjalkov; Galina A. Otaina; Emma ?. Geniu?iene; Ekaterina Gruzdeva

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 165.00

    This volume, originally published in Russian in 2012, is one of the few larger works on Nivkh (Gilyak), an underinvestigated endangered Paleosiberian language-isolate, that have appeared lately. It is a descriptive grammar based on extensive language data and supplemented with the authors? experiments and subtle analysis, aimed at elucidating some... more...

  • Creole Languages and Linguistic Typologyby Parth Bhatt; Tonjes Veenstra

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00

    Although many aspects of Creole languages remain relatively unexplored, the morphology of Creole languages has been especially neglected. This is largely because it is still widely believed that Creoles have very little in the way of morphology, even compared to an inflection-poor language such as English. Moreover, the morphology that Creoles do have... more...

  • Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe Encountersby Isabelle Buchstaller; Anders Holmberg; Mohammad Almoaily

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Evidence from Arabic-based pidgins, such as Bongor Arabic, Juba Arabic, Pidgin Madame, and Gulf Pidgin Arabic, and from the Arabic-based creole Ki-Nubi, shows that in these varieties verbs often derive from Arabic imperatives. In some of the West European-based pidgins, verbs apparently derive from infinitives in the lexifier. The difference may be... more...

  • Voices in Exileby Jean D'Costa; Barbara Lalla

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    The songs, sermons and other materials collected in this anthology thoroughly characterize and demonstrate the distinctive language and culture that developed when African and European exiles came together on the plantations of Jamaica. Accounts of planters, slave-trading captains, and other testimonies from both the colonial and indigenous population... more...