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The Amazonian languages

Author: Robert M W Dixon; A I︠U︡ Aĭkhenvalʹd
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge language surveys
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printed 1st pbk. versionView all editions and formats
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The Amazon Basin is one of the least-known and most complex linguistic regions in the world. Its 300-plus languages show properties that challenge received ideas about linguistic universals. This  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M W Dixon; A I︠U︡ Aĭkhenvalʹd
ISBN: 9780521578936 0521578930 9780521570213 0521570212
OCLC Number: 134994031
Description: xxviii, 446 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of maps; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Conventions followed; 1. Introduction R. M. W. Dixon and Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; 2. Carib Desmond C. Derbyshire; 3. The Arawak language family Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; 4. Tupi Aryon D. Rodrigues; 5. Tupi-Guarani Cheryl Jensen; 6. Macro-Je Aryon D. Rodrigues; 7. Tucano Janet Barnes; 8. Pano Eugene E. Loos; 9. Maku Silvana and Valteir Martins; 10. Nambiquara Ivan Lowe; 11. Arawa R. M. W. Dixon; 12. Small language families and isolates in Peru Mary Ruth Wise; 13. Other small families and isolates Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon; 14. Areal diffusion and language contact in the Icana-Vaupes basin, north-west Amazonia Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; 15. The Upper Xingu as an incipient linguistic area Lucy Seki; Index of authors; Index of languages and language families; Subject index.
Series Title: Cambridge language surveys
Responsibility: edited by R.M.W. Dixon and Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald.
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..."a useful, comprehensive linguistic anthology for the Amazonian region" Notes on Linguistics

 
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