The Amazonian languages

Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1999
Physical description
xxviii, 446p. : maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0521570212 (cased)
  • 0521578930 (pbk)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Source of acquisition: 2001/08/CHAN
Contents
  • Carib / by Desmond C. Derbyshire -- The Arawak language family / by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- Tup i / by Aryon D. Rodrigues -- Tup i-Guaran i / by Cheryl Jensen -- Macro-J e / by Aryon D. Rodrigues -- Tucano / by Janet Barnes -- Pano / by Eugene E. Loos -- Mak u / by Silvana and Valteir Martins -- Nambiquara / by Ivan Lowe -- Araw a / by R.M.W. Dixon -- Small language families and isolates in Peru / by Mary Ruth Wise -- Other small families and isolates / by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon -- Areal diffusion and language contact in the I cana-Vaup es basin, north-west Amazonia / by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- The Upper Xingu as an incipient linguistic area / by Lucy Seki.
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Genre
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Arguably the most complex linguistic region in the world today, the Amazon is home to some 300 languages belonging to around 20 language families. This text provides an overview of the Amazon Basin as a linguistic area.

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