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  • Lingua Franca in the Mediterraneanby J. E. Wansborough

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Covers the language of commerce and diplomacy during the period from 1500 BCE to 1500 CE. Aims at the identification of a linguistic sub-system that effected and informed the major channel of international relations. more...

  • Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe Encountersby Isabelle Buchstaller; Anders Holmberg; Mohammad Almoaily

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Evidence from Arabic-based pidgins, such as Bongor Arabic, Juba Arabic, Pidgin Madame, and Gulf Pidgin Arabic, and from the Arabic-based creole Ki-Nubi, shows that in these varieties verbs often derive from Arabic imperatives. In some of the West European-based pidgins, verbs apparently derive from infinitives in the lexifier. The difference may be... more...

  • Object and Absolutive in Halkomelem Salishby Donna B. Gerdts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    This book treats aspects of the syntax of Halkomelem, a Salish language spoken in southwestern British Columbia, specifically those constructions which involve objects, and seeks to accomplish two goals. First, it provides natural language fodder for the debate concerning the nature of grammatical relations and their place in syntactic theory. Second,... more...

  • The Correct Language, Tojolabalby Louanna Furbee-Losee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Definitions of language cluster around two non-contradictory views: one that language is a shared code, a social entity, and the other that language is the knowledge that enables a native speaker to produce and understand speech. In examining the language and culture of the Tojolabal (Mayan) Indians of Mexico, this book argues that language is a cognitive... more...

  • Voices in Exileby Jean D'Costa; Barbara Lalla

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    The songs, sermons and other materials collected in this anthology thoroughly characterize and demonstrate the distinctive language and culture that developed when African and European exiles came together on the plantations of Jamaica. Accounts of planters, slave-trading captains, and other testimonies from both the colonial and indigenous population... more...

  • Esperanto, een taal om van te houdenby Wim Jansen

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 11.90

    De interlinguïstiek bestudeert door de mens gemaakte internationale verkeerstalen. Het Esperanto (1887) is hiervan de bekendste en de enige die is uitgegroeid tot een taal van een wereldwijde gemeenschap die haar eigen literatuur, radioprogramma's en internetverkeer heeft, en in deze taal congressen organiseert. De ontwikkeling van de taal wordt... more...

  • Amerindianaby Thomas Stolz; Jeanette Sakel

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    Der vorliegende Band bietet vielfältige Herangehensweisen zu den Sprachen der indigenen Völker Amerikas ? zu den großen Sprachen (Guaraní, Zapotekisch, Otomí, klassisches Aztekisch) ebenso wie zu den kleinen (Mosetén, Cabécar). Die Einflüsse der amerindischen Sprachen auf die Ideengeschichte der Sprachwissenschaft werden genauso berücksichtigt wie... more...

  • L. L. Zamenhof (1859-1917)by Andreas Künzli

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 109.43

    L.L. Zamenhof (1859?1917), vor allem als Erfinder der internationalen Plansprache Esperanto in die Annalen eingegangen, ist weniger bekannt als Theoretiker der ?jüdischen Frage?. Als Ostjude geboren, war er in vielerlei Hinsicht Demütigungen, Diskriminierung und nationalem Chauvinismus ausgesetzt. Er musste erleben, wie sich Menschen hassten, verachteten... more...

  • If I Could Turn My Tongue Like Thatby Thomas Klingler

    LSU Press 2003; US$ 79.95

    If I Could Turn My Tongue Like That, by Thomas Klingler, is an in-depth study of the Creole language spoken in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, a community situated on the west bank of the Mississippi River above Baton Rouge that dates back to the early eighteenth century. The first comprehensive grammatical description of this particular variety... more...

  • Nigerian Pidginby Nick Faraclas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 44.95

    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 be the most widely spoken in Africa. more...