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  • The Correct Language, Tojolabalby Louanna Furbee-Losee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    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...

  • Object and Absolutive in Halkomelem Salishby Donna B. Gerdts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • Wariby Daniel L. Everett; Barbara Kern

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 350.00

    This is the first major study of any Chapakuran language, and makes an important contribution to the database of linguistic theory. This study is especially timely as the Chapakuran languages of Western Brazil and Eastern Bolivia are endangered. more...

  • Nigerian Pidginby Nick Faraclas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 44.95

    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 be the most widely spoken in Africa. more...

  • Origins of Predicatesby Tomio Hirose

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 135.00

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...