LINGUIST List 11.1750

Mon Aug 14 2000

Books: Korean, Native American, Amazonian Langs

Editor for this issue: Scott Fults <scottlinguistlist.org>


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Directory

  1. Joyce Reid, The Korean Language, Ho-min Sohn
  2. Joyce Reid, The Languages of Native North America, M. Mithun
  3. Joyce Reid, The Amazonian Languages, R.M.W. Dixon & A. Y. Aikhenvald

Message 1: The Korean Language, Ho-min Sohn

Date: 11 Aug 00 11:53:51 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: The Korean Language, Ho-min Sohn


The Korean Language
Ho-min Sohn, University of Hawaii, Manoa

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the linguistics of
Korean. It presents essential facts about the language: its speakers,
its relation to other languages of the world, historical development,
dialects (including the differences between South and North Korean),
writing systems, the composition and structure of words, and sound
patterns and syntax. It provides a wealth of examples and
user-friendly descriptions that do not presuppose advanced knowledge
of either linguistic theory or Korean on the part of the reader.


Contents:

1. Introduction; 2. Genetic affiliation; 3. Historical development;
4. Dialects; 5. Lexicon; 6. Writing systems; 7. Sound patterns;
8. Word structure; 9. Grammatical structure.

Cambridge Language Surveys

1999/465 pp./3 maps
0-521-36123-0/Hb/List: $64.95 Disc.: $51.96


AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

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Message 2: The Languages of Native North America, M. Mithun

Date: 11 Aug 00 11:57:09 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: The Languages of Native North America, M. Mithun


The Languages of Native North America
Marianne Mithun, University of California, Santa Barbara


This book is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Native North
American languages. These several hundred languages show tremendous
genetic and typological diversity, and offer numerous challenges to
current linguistic theory. The book includes an overview of their
special characteristics, descriptions of special styles, and a
catalogue of the languages detailing their locations, genetic
affiliations, number of speakers, and major structural features, and
listing published material on them.

Contents:

Introduction; Part I. The Nature of the Languages: 1. Sounds and sound
patterns; 2. Words; 3. Grammatical categories; 4. Sentences;
5. Special language; Part II. Catalogue of Languages: 6. Relations
among the languages; 7. Catalogue.

Cambridge Language Surveys

1999/795 pp./12 maps^L
0-521-23228-7/Hb/List: $80.00 Disc.: $64.00


AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW


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Message 3: The Amazonian Languages, R.M.W. Dixon & A. Y. Aikhenvald

Date: 11 Aug 00 11:51:55 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: The Amazonian Languages, R.M.W. Dixon & A. Y. Aikhenvald


The Amazonian Languages
Editors
R.M.W. Dixon, La Trobe University, Victoria
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, La Trobe University, Victoria

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 theoreticallinguists.

Contributors:

R. M. W. Dixon, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Desmond Derbyshire, Raquel
Guirardello, Aryon D. Rodrigues, Cheryl Jensen, Janet Barnes, Eugene
E. Loos, Silvana Martins, Valteir Martins, Ivan Lowe, Mary Ruth Wise,
Lucy Seki 1. Introduction R. M. W. Dixon and Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald;
2. Carib Desmond Derbyshire; 3. Arawak Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald;
4. Tup^D'i Aryon D. Rodrigues; 5. Tup�-Guaran� Cheryl Jensen;
6. Macro-J� Aryon D. Rodrigues; 7. Tucano Janet Barnes; 8.Pano Eugene
E. Loos; 9. Mak^D'u Silvana and Valteir Martins; 10. Nambiquara Ivan
Lowe; 11. Araw^D'a R. M. W. Dixon; 12. Small language families and
isolates in Peru Mary Ruth Wise; 13. Other small families and isolates
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon; 14. Areal diffusion and
language contact in the I^D,cana-Vaup^D'es Basin, north-west Amazonia
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; 15. The Upper Xingu as an incipient
linguistic area Lucy Seki.

Cambridge Language Surveys

1999/474 pp./14 maps/120 tables
0-521-57021-2/Hb/List: $69.95 Disc.: $55.96


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Monday, July 17, 2000