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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
This volume provides a large-scale, in-depth analysis of locative structures in Nigerian Pidgin and Ghanaian Pidgin English and compares those structures to locatives in their lexifier, substrate, and adstrate languages. The work draws on new research methods for investigating substrate and adstrate influence in semantics and creole genesis.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
The subject of this study is the language of commerce and diplomacy during the period from 1500 BCE to 1500 CE. Based on texts of chancery provenance, its aim is the identification of a linguistic sub-system that effected and informed the major channel of international relations. The standard procedures of contact and exchange generated a format that... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 24.95
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...
- 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...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 92.74
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...