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  • Pidgins and Creoles in Asiaby Umberto Ansaldo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 128.00

    This book shifts the focus of Pidgin and Creole Studies from the better-known Atlantic/Caribbean contexts to the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and Mongolia. By looking at Asian contexts before and after Western colonial expansion, we offer readers insights into language contact in historical settings and with empirical features substantially different... more...

  • Ghanaian Pidgin English in its West African Contextby Magnus Huber

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    This first published full-scale study of the Ghanaian variety of West African Pidgin English (GhaPE) makes extensive use of hitherto neglected historical material and provides a synchronic account of GhaPE’s structure and sociolinguistics. Special focus is on the differences between GhaPE and other West African Pidgins, in particular the development... more...

  • Ibero-Asian Creolesby Hugo C. Cardoso; Alan N. Baxter; Mário Pinharanda Nunes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00

    Mindanao Chabacano owes many of its features (including over 10% of its basic and more of its non-basic lexicon) to the influence of Philippine languages, and some of its typological features, such as the basic VSO constituent order, typify Philippine languages but atypical of Ibero-Asian creoles as a whole. Its sizeable component of basic Philippine-derived... more...

  • A Grammar of Saramaccan Creoleby John McWhorter; Jeff Good

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00

    Saramaccan has been central to various debates regarding the origin and nature of creole languages. Being the most removed of all English-based creoles from European language structure in terms of phonology, morphology and syntax, it has been seen as one of the most extreme instantiations of the creolization process. This is the first full-length description... more...

  • From Space to Timeby Eugene H. Casad; Klaus-Uwe Panther; Linda L. Thornburg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    Since Cora is a language on the verge of extinction, this research monograph is undoubtedly the last chance of reading a thorough analysis of the emergence of its grammaticalized locative forms, coupled with a comprehensive account of the extensions from the locative domain to the domain of time. Having spent many years doing fieldwork among Cora speakers,... more...

  • Astrolinguisticsby Alexander Ollongren

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    In linguistics, one of the main areas of modern research involves the capabilities and possibilities of there being a 'lingua cosmica,' a LINCOS, a universal language that could be used to communicate with non-human intelligences. This book touches on the area of the development and use of a 'lingua universalis' for interstellar communication,... more...

  • Ute Textsby T. Givón

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 165.00

    This second volume of our Ute trilogy contains a collection of Ute oral texts. Ute oral literature reflects the life experience of a small-scale hunting-and-gathering Society of Intimates and its tight connection to the local terrain, flora and fauna that supported the hunter-gatherer life. Ute story-telling tradition is the people's literary heritage,... more...

  • The Languages of Native North Americaby Marianne Mithun

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 66.00

    An authoritative and detailed survey of the languages of the North American Indians. more...

  • A Syntax of the Nivkh Languageby Vladimir P. Nedjalkov; Galina A. Otaina; Emma ?. Geniu?iene; Ekaterina Gruzdeva

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 165.00

    This volume, originally published in Russian in 2012, is one of the few larger works on Nivkh (Gilyak), an underinvestigated endangered Paleosiberian language-isolate, that have appeared lately. It is a descriptive grammar based on extensive language data and supplemented with the authors? experiments and subtle analysis, aimed at elucidating some... more...

  • Creole Languages and Linguistic Typologyby Parth Bhatt; Tonjes Veenstra

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00

    Although many aspects of Creole languages remain relatively unexplored, the morphology of Creole languages has been especially neglected. This is largely because it is still widely believed that Creoles have very little in the way of morphology, even compared to an inflection-poor language such as English. Moreover, the morphology that Creoles do have... more...