The contributors to this volume, an international group of leading specialists, guide us through different aspects of the study of Amerindian languages and societies that lie at the heart of the extensive and multi-facetted work of Willem Adelaar, the forerunning specialist in Native American studies of Meso and South America, and Professor of Amerindian Studies at Leiden University. The contributors focus on three larger regions, the Andes, Amazonia, Meso-America and the Circum-Caribbean region, giving us a state of the art overview of current linguistic and archaeological research trends that illuminate the dynamicity and historicity of the Americas, in migratory movements, contact situations, grouping and re-grouping of identities and the linguistic results thereof. This book is a must-have for all scholars of the American continent.
Linguistics and Archaeology in the Americas
Thomas E. Payne & Doris L. Payne, University of Oregon
Panare, also known as E'ñapa Woromaipu, is a seriously endangered Cariban language spoken by about 3,500 people in Central Venezuela. A Typological Grammar of Panare by Thomas E. Payne and Doris L. Payne, is a full length linguistic grammar, written from a modern functional/typological perspective.
Josh Holden, Université de Montréal
In Benasní – I Remember, Josh Holden presents autobiographical narratives about cultural change from twelve Dene Sųłiné elders in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Dene texts are accompanied by an innovative interlinear translation that distinguishes morphology from etymology, and a morphological sketch.
Edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Cairns Institute, James Cook University, and Pieter C. Muysken, Radboud University Nijmegen, with the assistance of Joshua Birchall
This book surveys multi-verb constructions in multiple languages from the Americas, showing a very rich tapestry of typologically unusual constructions, including serial verbs, auxiliaries, co-verbs, phasal verbs. Where possible, a diachronic perspectrive is offered.
Kaoru Kiyosawa and Donna B. Gerdts, Simon Fraser University
This book offers a comprehensive view of the morphology, syntax, and semantics of applicative constructions in Salish, a language family of northwestern North America. The historical development and discourse function of applicatives are elucidated and placed in typological perspective.
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