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The indigenous languages of South America : a comprehensive guide

Author: Lyle Campbell; Verónica María Grondona
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2012.
Series: World of linguistics, v. 2.
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"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 findings in most areas of linguistics. Though formerly one of the linguistically least known areas of the world, extensive  Read more...
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Indigenous languages of South America.
Berlin ; Boston : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2012
(DLC) 2011042070
(OCoLC)747534097
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lyle Campbell; Verónica María Grondona
ISBN: 9783110258035 311025803X
OCLC Number: 785782848
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 750 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Preface; Historical overview: Descriptive and comparative research on South American Indian languages; Classification of the indigenous languages of South America; Language endangerment in South America: The clock is ticking; Contacts between indigenous languages in South America; Typological characteristics of South American indigenous languages; The phonetics and phonology of South American languages; Chibchan languages; Linguistic studies in the Cariban family; Tupían; Languages of the Middle Andes in areal-typological perspective: Emphasis on Quechuan and Aymaran. Languages of the Chaco and Southern ConeIndex.
Series Title: World of linguistics, v. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Lyle Campbell and Verónica Grondona.
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