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- De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 182.00
This volume deals with several types of contact languages: pidgins, creoles, mixed languages, and multi-ethnolects. It also approaches contact languages from two perspectives: an historical linguistic perspective, more specifically from a viewpoint of genealogical linguistics, language descent and linguistic family tree models; and a sociolinguistic... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00
Der vorliegende Band bietet vielfältige Herangehensweisen zu den Sprachen der indigenen Völker Amerikas ? zu den großen Sprachen (Guaraní, Zapotekisch, Otomí, klassisches Aztekisch) ebenso wie zu den kleinen (Mosetén, Cabécar). Die Einflüsse der amerindischen Sprachen auf die Ideengeschichte der Sprachwissenschaft werden genauso berücksichtigt wie... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2003; US$ 196.00
Mixed Languages are speech varieties that arise in bilingual settings, often as markers of ethnic separateness. They combine structures inherited from different parent languages, often resulting in odd and unique splits that present a challenge to theories of contact-induced change as well as genetic classification. This collection of articles is devoted... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 1986; US$ 210.00
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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 134.99
The author of this study explores the nature of acculturation in the encounter between Europeans and Native Americans. Specifically, he examines how Native American languages adjusted to the introduction of foreign objects and concepts after 1492, discerning patterns of linguistics. more...
- 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...