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Hperborean languages of Arctic Asia and America

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Word Formation in South American Languagesby Swintha Danielsen; Katja Hannss; Fernando Zúñiga

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    In Amerindian languages and in many other agglutinative languages, subordination is often a matter of nominalization. In Cholón, a language spoken in North-Peru, this is certainly the case: nominalized forms coincide with subordinate clauses. In this language, a nominalized verb form can also be used as a main predicate. In this paper we study... more...

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Statistical Appendixby International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. more...

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

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 91.51

    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...

  • 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...

  • Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin Americaby Salikoko S. Mufwene

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 120.00

    As rich as the development of the Spanish and Portuguese languages has been in Latin America, no single book has attempted to chart their complex history. Gathering essays by sociohistorical linguists working across the region, Salikoko S. Mufwene does just that in this book. Exploring the many different contact points between Iberian colonialism... more...

  • De la búsqueda a la consultaby Inna Kozlova

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 65.37

    ¿Cuántas veces los hablantes no nativos nos encontramos ante una búsqueda frustrante de una palabra que nos hace plantear la posibilidad de consulta en recursos externos? ?De la búsqueda a la consulta? enfoca el proceso de resolución de problemas léxicos en producción textual más allá de la memoria. Es bien sabido que la organización de la información... more...

  • Linguistic Ideologies of Native American Language Revitalizationby David Leedom Shaul

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    The concept of this volume?is that the paradigm of European national languages (official orthography; language standardization; full use of language in most everyday contexts) is imposed in cookie-cutter fashion on most language revitalization efforts of Native American languages.? While this model fits the sovereign status of many Native American... more...