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Amazonian Languages

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ISBN-10: 0521578930

ISBN-13: 9780521578936

Edition: 1999

Authors: R. M. W. Dixon, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

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The Amazon Basin is arguably both one of the least-known and the most complex linguistic regions in the world. It is the home of some 300 languages belonging to around twenty 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 provides an overview in a single volume of this rich and exciting linguistic area. The editors and contributors have sought to make their descriptions as clear and accessible as possible, in order to provide a basis for further research on the structural characteristics of…    
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List price: $93.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 476
Size: 6.06" wide x 8.98" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

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List of maps
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Conventions followed
Carib Desmond
The Arawak language family
Tup� Aryon
Macro-J� Aryon
Tucano Janet Barnes
Pano Eugene
Mak� Silvana and Valteir Martins
Nambiquara Ivan Lowe
Other small families and isolates
Areal diffusion and language contact in the I�ana-Vaup�s basin, north-west
The Upper Xingu as an incipient linguistic area Lucy Seki
Index of authors
Index of languages and language families
Subject index