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Tue Dec 17 2002

Books: Anthropological Linguistics: Aikhenvald

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  1. bartonm, Language Contact in Amazonia: Aikhenvald

Message 1: Language Contact in Amazonia: Aikhenvald

Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 16:45:03 +0000
From: bartonm <>
Subject: Language Contact in Amazonia: Aikhenvald

Title: Language Contact in Amazonia
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press		 
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Author: Alexandra Aikhenvald, La Trobe University 

Hardback: ISBN: 019925785X, Pages: 350 pp, Price: $ 74.00

This book investigates the contact between Arawak and Tucanoan
languages spoken in the Vaupes river basin in northwest Amazonia,
which spans Colombia and Brazil. In this region language is seen as a
badge of identity: language mixing is resisted for ideological
reasons. The book considers which parts of the language categories are
likely to be borrowed. This study also examines changes brought about
by recent contact with European languages and culture, and the
linguistic effects of language obsolescence.

Lingfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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