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  • 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...

  • Object and Absolutive in Halkomelem Salish (RLE Linguistics F: World Linguistics)by Donna B. Gerdts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    This book treats aspects of the syntax of Halkomelem, a Salish language spoken in southwestern British Columbia, specifically those constructions which involve objects, and seeks to accomplish two goals. First, it provides natural language fodder for the debate concerning the nature of grammatical relations and their place in syntactic theory. Second,... more...

  • The Correct Language, Tojolabal (RLE Linguistics F: World Linguistics)by Louanna Furbee-Losee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • Voices in Exileby Jean D'Costa; Barbara Lalla

    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...

  • Creole Renegadesby Bénédicte Boisseron

    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...

  • L. L. Zamenhof (1859-1917)by Andreas Künzli

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 92.74

    L.L. Zamenhof (1859?1917), vor allem als Erfinder der internationalen Plansprache Esperanto in die Annalen eingegangen, ist weniger bekannt als Theoretiker der ?jüdischen Frage?. Als Ostjude geboren, war er in vielerlei Hinsicht Demütigungen, Diskriminierung und nationalem Chauvinismus ausgesetzt. Er musste erleben, wie sich Menschen hassten, verachteten... more...

  • A Grammar of Kulinaby Stefan Dienst

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    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...

  • The Emergence of Creole Syllable Structureby Mareile Schramm

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • A Grammar of the Seneca Languageby Wallace Chafe

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    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...

  • Language Issues in Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesby Paula Prescod

    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...