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The languages of the Andes

Author: Willem F H Adelaar; Pieter Muysken
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge language surveys.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Andean and Pacific regions of South America are home to a remarkable variety of languages and language families, with a range of typological differences. This is the first book to document the region's indigenous languages in a single volume, providing both historical and contemporary information and detailed grammatical sketches.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Adelaar, Willem F.H.
Languages of the Andes.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003055815
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Willem F H Adelaar; Pieter Muysken
ISBN: 0511212275 9780511212277 9780511210501 0511210507 9780521362757 052136275X 0511215878 9780511215872 9780511486852 0511486855 9786610516223 6610516227
OCLC Number: 560236992
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 718 pages) : maps.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Maps; Preface; Orthographic Conventions; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 The Chibcha Sphere; 3 The Inca Sphere; 4 The languages of the eastern slopes; 5 The Araucanian Sphere; 6 The languages of Tierra del Fuego; 7 The Spanish presence; Appendix Inventory of languages and language families of the Andean region; References; Author Index; Index of Languages and Ethnic Groups; Subject Index.
Series Title: Cambridge language surveys.
Responsibility: Willem F.H. Adelaar with the collaboration of Pieter C. Muysken.
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