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  • Creating Context in Andean Culturesby Rosaleen Howard-Malverde

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 87.99

    A major concern in current anthropological thinking is that the method of recording or translating into writing a society's cultural expressions--dance, rituals, pottery, the social use of space, et al--cannot help but fundamentally alter the meaning of the living words and deeds of the culture in question. Consequently, recent researchers have developed... more...

  • L' Algonquin au XVII siècleby Diane Daviault

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1994; US$ 44.25

    Une édition critique, analysée et commentée de la grammaire algonquine du père Louis Nicolas. more...

  • Aspects of Argument Structure Acquisition in Inuktitutby Shanley E.M. Allen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 158.00

    This book discusses the first language acquisition of three morphosyntactic mechanisms of transitivity alternation in arctic Quebec Inuktitut. Data derive from naturalistic longitudinal spontaneous speech samples collected over a nine-month period from four Inuit children. Both basic and advanced forms of passive structures are shown to be used productively... more...

  • The Morphology and Syntax of Topic and Focusby Liliana Sánchez

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    This book presents an innovative analysis that relates informational structure, syntax and morphology in Quechua. It provides a minimalist account of the relationship between focus, topic, evidentiality and other left-peripheral features and sentence-internal constituents marked with suffixes that have been previously considered of a pragmatic nature.... more...

  • Athabaskan Prosodyby Sharon Hargus; Keren Rice

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 195.00

    This collection of articles on stress and tone in various Athabaskan languages will interest theoretical linguists and historically oriented linguists alike. The volume brings to light new data on the phonetics and/or phonology of prosody (stress, tone, intonation) in various Athabaskan languages, Chiricahua Apache, Dene Soun'liné, Jicarilla Apache,... more...

  • The Grammar of Possessionby Maura Velázquez-Castillo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 179.00

    The Grammar of Possession: Inalienability, incorporation and possessor ascension in Guaraní , is an exhaustive study of linguistic structures in Paraguayan Guaraní which are directly or indirectly associated with the semantic domain of inalienability. Constructions analyzed in the book include adnominal and predicative possessive constructions,... more...

  • A Grammar of Kulinaby Stefan Dienst

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 224.00

    The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There... more...

  • Wariby Daniel L. Everett; Barbara Kern

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This is the first major study of any Chapakuran language and makes an important contribution to linguistic theory. This study is especially timely as the Chapakuran languages of Western Brazil and Eastern Bolivia are endangered, and less than 2,000 known speakers of Wari and its related dialects are left in existence. more...

  • Sounds Like Lifeby Janis B. Nuckolls

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 174.99

    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... more...

  • The Languages of the Andesby Willem F. H. Adelaar; Pieter C. Muysken

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 94.00

    Documents the diverse range of languages in the Andean and Pacific regions of South America. more...