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Mon May 3 2004

Books: Anthropological Linguistics: Adelaar, Muysken

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  1. jreid, The Languages of the Andes: Adelaar, Muysken

Message 1: The Languages of the Andes: Adelaar, Muysken

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 14:50:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: jreid <>
Subject: The Languages of the Andes: Adelaar, Muysken


Title: The Languages of the Andes
Series Title: Cambridge Language Surveys 

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Cambridge University Press 

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Author: Willem F.H. Adelaar, Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, The
Author: Pieter C. Muysken, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, Nijmegen,
	The Netherlands

Hardback: ISBN: 052136275X, Pages: 744, Price: U.S. $ $120.00 


The Andean and Pacific regions of South America are home to a
remarkable variety of languages and language families, with a range of
typological differences. Documenting the indigenous languages of this
region, as well as of adjacent areas, Willem Andelaar and Pieter
Muysken provide historical as well as contemporary information about
the languages of the Andes. Illustrated with detailed grammatical
sketches, their book will be a valuable resource for students and
scholars of linguistics and anthropology.

1. Introduction: the languages of the Andes
2. The Chibcha sphere
3. The Inca sphere
4. Languages of the eastern slopes
5. The Araucanian sphere
6. Languages of Tierra del Fuego
7. Varieties of Spanish in the Andes.

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

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