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- Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62
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 Kenya Offers... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00
This book presents a comprehensive account of the word-formation patterns of an English-based creole language, Sranan, as found in its earliest sources, and compares them with the patterns attested in the input languages. It shows that the emergence of the patterns involved a variety of sources and mechanisms and was characterised by the absence... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 174.99 US$ 150.49
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...