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The Amazonian languages

Author: Robert M W Dixon; A I︠U︡ Aĭkhenvalʹd
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge language surveys.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Amazon Basin is arguably both the least-known and the most complex linguistic region in the world today. It is the home of some 300 languages belonging to around 20 language families, plus more than a dozen genetic isolates, and many of these languages (often incompletely documented and mostly endangered) show properties that constitute exceptions to received ideas about linguistic universals. This book is the
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M W Dixon; A I︠U︡ Aĭkhenvalʹd
ISBN: 0521570212 9780521570213 0521578930 9780521578936
OCLC Number: 40174547
Description: xxviii, 446 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Carib / by Desmond C. Derbyshire --
The Arawak language family / by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald --
Tupí / by Aryon D. Rodrigues --
Tupí-Guaraní / by Cheryl Jensen --
Macro-Jê / by Aryon D. Rodrigues --
Tucano / by Janet Barnes --
Pano / by Eugene E. Loos --
Makú / by Silvana and Valteir Martins --
Nambiquara / by Ivan Lowe --
Arawá / by R.M.W. Dixon --
Small language families and isolates in Peru / by Mary Ruth Wise --
Other small families and isolates / by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon --
Areal diffusion and language contact in the Içana-Vaupés basin, north-west Amazonia / by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald --
The Upper Xingu as an incipient linguistic area / by Lucy Seki.
Series Title: Cambridge language surveys.
Responsibility: edited by R.M.W. Dixon and Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald.
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