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The Amazonian Languages : Cambridge Language Surveys - R. M. W. Dixon

The Amazonian Languages

Cambridge Language Surveys

By: R. M. W. Dixon (Editor), Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th November 1999
ISBN: 9780521570213
Number Of Pages: 476

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The Amazon Basin is the least known and the most complex linguistic region in the world today. It is the home of some 300 languages many of which (often incompletely documented and mostly endangered) show properties that constitute exceptions to received ideas about linguistic universals. This book is the first in English to provide an accessible overview of this rich and exciting linguistic area. It will provide a basis for further research on Amazonian languages as well as a point of entry to important data for theoretical linguists.

..."a useful, comprehensive linguistic anthology for the Amazonian region" Notes on Linguistics

List of maps
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Conventions followed
Introduction
Carib Desmond C. Derbyshire
The Arawak language family
Tupi Aryon D. Rodrigues
Tupi-Guarani
Macro Je Aryon D. Rodrigues
Tucano Janet Barnes
Pano Eugene E. Loos
Maku Silvana and Valteir Martins
Nambiquara Ivan Lowe
Arawa R. M. W. Dixon
Small language families and isolates in
Other small families and isolates
Areal diffusion and language contact in the
The Upper Xingu as an incipient linguistic area
Index of authors
Index of languages and language families
Subject index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521570213
ISBN-10: 0521570212
Series: Cambridge Language Surveys
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 13th November 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.87