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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
This book explores several topics in Cree morphology, syntax and discourse structure. Cree, an Algonquian language, is non-configurational: the grammatical relations of subject and object are not expressed by word order or other constituent structure relations, as they are in a configurational language like English. Instead, subjects and objects are... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00
When Mary R. Haas died in 1996, she left behind several thousand pages of notes and texts in the Creek (Muskogee) language collected in Oklahoma from 1936 to 1940. The majority of the texts come from the unpublished writings of James H. Hill of Eufaula, an especially knowledgeable elder who composed texts for Dr. Haas using the standard Creek alphabet.... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 49.95
This lucid and theory-neutral introduction to the study of pidgins, creoles and mixed languages covers both theoretical and empirical issues pertinent to the field of contact linguistics. Part I presents the theoretical background, with chapters devoted to the definition of terms, the sociohistorical settings, theories on the genesis of pidgins and... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1990; US$ 18.75
Cet ouvrage intéressera le spécialiste en droit criminel ou civil, en notariat ou en criminologie à l'affût des plus récentes technologies d'élucidation de litiges juridiques; il suscitera également de l'intérêt chez le spécialiste de la langue, de la linguistique et de la sociolinguistique... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 173.00
Tok Pisin is one of the most important languages of Melanesia and is used in a wide range of public and private functions in Papua New Guinea. The language has featured prominently in Pidgin and Creole linguistics and has featured in a number of debates in theoretical linguistics. With their extensive fieldwork experience and vast knowledge of the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 146.00
Nuuchahnulth is known for its striking use of word-formation and complex inflection. This is the first book to provide a detailed description of the complex morphology of the language, based on material gathered when it was more viable than it is now. The description is embedded within a broad-ranging theoretical discussion of interest to all morphologists.... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 188.00
In this reader, 19 articles have been collected that bring out the central position of John Wilkins and his Essay Toward a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language (1668) in the history of ideas in 17th-century Britain. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1979; US$ 120.00
Creole studies embrace a wide range is disciplines: history, ethnography, geography, sociology, etc. The phenomenon of creolization has come to be recognized as widespread; creolization presupposes contact, and that is a human universal. The present anthology discusses social, historical and theoretical aspects of over twenty pidgins and creoles. Part... more...