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  • Object and Absolutive in Halkomelem Salishby Donna B. Gerdts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    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$ 135.00

    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...

  • Creole Renegadesby Bénédicte Boisseron

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    In Creole Renegades, Bénédicte Boisseron looks at exiled Caribbean authors?Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, V. S. Naipaul, Maryse Condé, Dany Laferriére, and more?whose works have been well received in their adopted North American countries but who are often viewed by their home islands as sell-outs, opportunists, or traitors. These expatriate... more...

  • Native South American Discourseby Joel Sherzer; Greg Urban

    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...

  • 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...

  • Contact Languagesby Peter Bakker; Yaron Matras

    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...

  • 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...

  • Amerindianaby Jeanette Sakel; Thomas Stolz

    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...

  • American Indian Languages 2by Victor Golla

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 293.00

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