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  • 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...

  • Language Issues in Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesby Paula Prescod

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    Languages of the Caribbean are fascinating and have been studied extensively. It is a particularly fertile ground for the study of pidgins and creoles and the interplay of language and culture and society. However, the languages of St Vincent and the Grenadines have not received the comprehensive attention they deserve. Because the work accomplished... more...

  • Kisisi (Our Language)by Perry Gilmore

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    Part historic ethnography, part linguistic case study and part a mother’s memoir, Kisisi tells the story of two boys (Colin and Sadiki) who, together invented their own language, and of the friendship they shared in postcolonial Kenya.  Documents and examines the invention of a ‘new’ language between two boys in postcolonial... more...

  • Functional Categories in Three Atlantic Creolesby Claire Lefebvre

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 158.00

    This chapter discusses the material presented in this book organized around the various themes announced in the Introduction, and it addresses questions and comments pertinent to the issues related to these themes. The first theme to be addressed is the question of the similarity between the subsystems of functional categories between the three creoles.... more...

  • Stories of Survival & Revengeby Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley; Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley; Jeremy Mohler

    Inhabit Media 2015; US$ 7.99

    A unique combination of adventure and mythology, allowing the harshness of the folktales to remain intact and the adventurous spirit of the tales to shine through Stories of Survival and Revenge presents three action-packed Inuit folktales: the stories of Nuliajuk, the vengeful sea spirit; Kaugjagjuk, the mistreated orphan who seeks revenge;... 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...

  • Nigerian Pidginby Nick Faraclas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    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 become the most widely spoken in all of Africa. more...

  • Ndyukaby George L. Huttar; Mary L. Huttar

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 61.00

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Origins of Predicatesby Tomio Hirose

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    This book offers a new perspective on natural language predicates by analyzing data from the Plains Cree language. Contrary to traditional understanding, Cree verbal complexes are syntactic constructs composed of morphemes as syntactic objects that are subject to structurally defined constraints, such as c-command. Tomio Hirose illustrates this in... more...