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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wariby Daniel L. Everett; Barbara Kern

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 350.00

    This is the first major study of any Chapakuran language, and makes an important contribution to the database of linguistic theory. This study is especially timely as the Chapakuran languages of Western Brazil and Eastern Bolivia are endangered. 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...

  • Origins of Predicatesby Tomio Hirose

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 135.00

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Lexical Acculturation in Native American Languagesby Cecil H. Brown

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 134.99

    The author of this study explores the nature of acculturation in the encounter between Europeans and Native Americans. Specifically, he examines how Native American languages adjusted to the introduction of foreign objects and concepts after 1492, discerning patterns of linguistics. more...