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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
Definitions of language cluster around two non-contradictory views: one that language is a shared code, a social entity, and the other that language is the knowledge that enables a native speaker to produce and understand speech. In examining the language and culture of the Tojolabal (Mayan) Indians of Mexico, this book argues that language is a cognitive... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 24.95
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...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95
In Creole Renegades, Bénédicte Boisseron looks at exiled Caribbean authors?Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, V. S. Naipaul, Maryse Condé, Dany Laferriére, and more?whose works have been well received in their adopted North American countries but who are often viewed by their home islands as sell-outs, opportunists, or traitors. These expatriate... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 224.00
Amazonia is a linguistically highly diverse region with numerous underdocumented, often seriously endangered languages. This work is a reference grammar of an Amazonian language spoken in the rainforests of Brazil and Peru. The book provides a comprehensive insight into the grammatical structure of Kulina, which will be of great value... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00
This book presents an empirical study of syllable structure and phonotactic restructuring in six Caribbean creoles with Dutch, English and French as main lexifier languages. It is shown that, although some structures are more commonly permitted than others, there is considerable cross-creole variation, especially with respect to word-final... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00
The Seneca language belongs to the Northern Iroquoian branch of the Iroquoian language family, where its closest relatives are Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora. Seneca holds special typological interest because of its high degree of polysynthesis and fusion. It is historically important because of its central role in the Longhouse religion... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00
Languages of the Caribbean are fascinating and have been studied extensively. It is a particularly fertile ground for the study of pidgins and creoles and the interplay of language and culture and society. However, the languages of St Vincent and the Grenadines have not received the comprehensive attention they deserve. Because the work accomplished... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62
Part historic ethnography, part linguistic case study and part a mother?s memoir, Kisisi tells the story of two boys (Colin and Sadiki) who, together invented their own language, and of the friendship they shared in postcolonial Kenya. Documents and examines the invention of a ?new? language between two boys in postcolonial Kenya Offers... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 158.00
This chapter discusses the material presented in this book organized around the various themes announced in the Introduction, and it addresses questions and comments pertinent to the issues related to these themes. The first theme to be addressed is the question of the similarity between the subsystems of functional categories between the three creoles.... more...
- Inhabit Media 2015; US$ 7.99
A unique combination of adventure and mythology, allowing the harshness of the folktales to remain intact and the adventurous spirit of the tales to shine through Stories of Survival and Revenge presents three action-packed Inuit folktales: the stories of Nuliajuk, the vengeful sea spirit; Kaugjagjuk, the mistreated orphan who seeks revenge;... more...