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  • Stories of Survival & Revengeby Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley; Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley; Jeremy Mohler

    Inhabit Media 2015; US$ 7.99

    A unique combination of adventure and mythology, allowing the harshness of the folktales to remain intact and the adventurous spirit of the tales to shine throughStories of Survival and Revenge presents three action-packed Inuit folktales: the stories of Nuliajuk, the vengeful sea spirit; Kaugjagjuk, the mistreated orphan who seeks revenge; and the... more...

  • Remnant Raising and VSO Clausal Architectureby Felicia Lee

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 62.44

    San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec, an endangered and little-examined indigenous language of Mexico, shows a range of syntactic and morphological phenomena incompatible with standard Minimalist accounts of verb movement: verbs and clearly phrasal constituents behave identically in a number of syntactic constructions, and the ordering of verbal morphemes is... more...

  • Information Structure in Indigenous Languages of the Americasby José Camacho; Rodrigo Gutiérrez-Bravo; Liliana Sánchez

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...

  • Morphology at the Interfacesby Jason D. Haugen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    This monograph addresses morphology and its interfaces with phonology and syntax by examining comparative data from the Uto-Aztecan language family, and analyses involving reduplication as well as noun incorporation and related derivational morphology are provided within the framework of Distributed Morphology. Reduplication is treated by analyzing... more...

  • Variations on Polysynthesisby Marc-Antoine Mahieu; Nicole Tersis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 165.00

    Patterns of code mixing vary according to relative typology of the languages and sociolinguistics of the contact situation (e.g., Muysken 2000). We extend understanding of the factors involved by analyzing for the first time mixing between an isolating Germanic language (English) and a polysynthetic Eskimo–Aleut language (Inuktitut). The adult... more...

  • Subordination in Native South American Languagesby Rik van Gijn; Katharina Haude; Pieter Muysken

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    The following article aims at providing an overview of complex sentences in Uchumataqu (Uru), including a brief comparison with subordination devices in the genetically related Chipaya language. The comparison seeks to provide an impression of the similarities and differences between subordination strategies in the two languages, and it will become... more...

  • Upper Necaxa Totonac Dictionaryby David Beck

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 405.00

    The Upper Necaxa Totonac Dictionary represents to-date the most extensive collection of lexical material for any member of the Totonac-Tepehua family and the only such record for this previously-undescribedpolysynthetic language, currently spoken in two principal dialects by some 3,400 people, mainly adults, in the Sierra Norte of Puebla... more...

  • The Indigenous Languages of South Americaby Lyle Campbell; Verónica Grondona

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 299.00

    Excerpt Open publication The Indigenous Languages of South America: A Comprehensive Guide is a thorough guide to the indigenous languages of this part of the world. With more than a third of the linguistic diversity of the world (in terms of language families and isolates), South American languages contribute new... more...

  • Names and Nunavutby Valerie Alia

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 29.95

    On the surface, naming is simply a way to classify people and their environments. The premise of this study is that it is much more - a form of social control, a political activity, a key to identity maintenance and transformation. Governments legislate and regulate naming; people fight to take, keep, or change their names. A name change can indicate... more...

  • Word Formation in South American Languagesby Swintha Danielsen; Katja Hannss; Fernando Zúñiga

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    In Amerindian languages and in many other agglutinative languages, subordination is often a matter of nominalization. In Cholón, a language spoken in North-Peru, this is certainly the case: nominalized forms coincide with subordinate clauses. In this language, a nominalized verb form can also be used as a main predicate. In this paper we study... more...