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

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 105.85

    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...

  • A Grammar of Moseténby Jeanette Sakel

    De Gruyter Mouton 2004; US$ 307.00

    Mosetén belongs to the small, unclassified language family Mosetenan and is spoken by roughly 800 people in the foothills of the Bolivian Andes and the adjoining lowland region. This grammar is the first accessible and comprehensive description of a Mosetenan language. It is based on the author's extensive fieldwork in Bolivia. The grammar covers the... more...

  • Contact Languagesby Yaron Matras; Peter Bakker

    De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 182.00

    This volume deals with several types of contact languages: pidgins, creoles, mixed languages, and multi-ethnolects. It also approaches contact languages from two perspectives: an historical linguistic perspective, more specifically from a viewpoint of genealogical linguistics, language descent and linguistic family tree models; and a sociolinguistic... 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...

  • In Honor of Mary Haasby William Shipley

    De Gruyter Mouton 1988; US$ 321.00

    In honor of Mary Haas : from the Haas Festival Conference on Native American Linguistics more...

  • American Indian Languages 2by Victor Golla

    De Gruyter Mouton 1991; US$ 293.00

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  • Word-Formation and Creolisationby Maria Braun

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    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 of... more...

  • The Mixed Language Debateby Yaron Matras; Peter Bakker

    De Gruyter Mouton 2003; US$ 196.00

    Mixed Languages are speech varieties that arise in bilingual settings, often as markers of ethnic separateness. They combine structures inherited from different parent languages, often resulting in odd and unique splits that present a challenge to theories of contact-induced change as well as genetic classification. This collection of articles is devoted... more...

  • Native South American Discourseby Greg Urban; Joel Sherzer

    De Gruyter Mouton 1986; US$ 210.00

    Introduction / Joel Sherzer and Greg Urban -- Semiotic functions of macro-parallelism in the Shokleng origin myth / Greg Urban -- Oratory is spoken, myth is told, and song is sung, but they are all music to my ears / Anthony Seeger -- Three modes of Shavante vocal expressions : wailing, collective singing, and political oratory / Laura Graham --... more...

  • Sounds Like Lifeby Janis B. Nuckolls

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 144.99

    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 the... more...